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Ismael happy taking charge of West Brom

Valerien Ismael is delighted taking charge of West Brom.

Ismael moves from Barnsley to the relegated Baggies and will take charge of training next week.

After putting pen to paper on a four-year-deal, the man Albion shelled out £2million to prise away from Barnsley, vowed: "My first task is to implement a new identity that the fans can enjoy.

"One where they can see the players are there for each other and give everything on the pitch to win games. We have a clear plan and vision of where we want to go.

"For sure we will need some new faces in certain positions - but the only massive change here will be the way we play and the formation."

Albion CEO, Xu Ke - also known as Ken - says the former Nuremberg, Wolfsburg, LASK and Barnsley boss is at the Hawthorns for the long haul after Slaven Bilic and Sam Allardyce both departed last season.

He said: “His performance last season with Barnsley, and his coaching career to date, all point to a man who has a long, successful career in front of him. It is my hope that he is with us for at least the next four years."

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