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New Kilmarnock manager Clarke: I deserve better from West Brom

New Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke feels he deserves better press for his work at West Brom.

Clarke says his sacking at The Hawthorns in December 2013 was unfairly swift and came too soon after Albion's best ever finish in the Premier League.

“I feel like I've not really had the credit I deserve for the manager job I did at West Bromwich Albion," Clarke told the BBC. “I took them to their highest ever finish in the Premier League which was quite good.

“The following season for reasons unbeknown to me they decided to make a quick change, which I didn't think was fair.

“I also took Reading to their first FA Cup semi-final in a really long time and that was also supposed to be a project where we were going to try and build something, but people lose patience very quickly these days."

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