Pepe Mel

Position: Manager
Team: West Bromwich Albion
Born: February 28, 1963 (age 51)
Hometown: Madrid
Height: 5' 10"
Nationality: Spanish
Gareth McAuley of West Bromwich Albion clashes with Ryan Shawcross of Stoke City as referee Lee Probert intervenes during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City at The Hawthorns on May 11, 2014
Live Commentary: West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Sunderland - as it happened
Relive how Sebastian Larsson salvaged Sunderland a 2-2 draw at West Brom in their Premier League opener, courtesy of Sports Mole's live text coverage.
Aug 16, 14:00
Gustavo Poyet the Sunderland manager celebrates his team's 1-0 victory during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on May 3, 2014
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews a Premier League opening-day game between two teams who narrowly avoided the drop last term as West Brom host Sunderland at The Hawthorns.
Aug 14, 21:38
Sam Allardyce, manager of West Ham United shows his frustration during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Aston Villa at the Boleyn Ground on November 2, 2013
Who will be the first Premier League manager to be sacked?
Sports Mole assesses which unfortunate Premier League manager could be the first to lose his job this season.
Aug 13, 09:55
Alan Irvine, then in charge of Sheffield Wednesday, looks on during a Championship game on March 24, 2010
Alan Irvine ready to listen to offers for Claudio Yacob
West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Irvine says that he is willing to listen to offers for Claudio Yacob.
Aug 7, 23:38
Alan Irvine, then in charge of Sheffield Wednesday, looks on during a Championship game on March 24, 2010
Alan Irvine wants to draw on Everton experience at West Bromwich Albion
New West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Irvine believes that the club is similar to Everton when David Moyes became their manager in 2002.
Jun 17, 09:22
Alan Irvine, then in charge of Sheffield Wednesday, looks on during a Championship game on March 24, 2010
Darren Carter wants West Bromwich Albion fans to back Alan Irvine
Former West Bromwich Albion midfielder Darren Carter hopes that the club's supporters will give Alan Irvine a chance as the team's new manager.
Jun 16, 09:45
Alan Irvine, then in charge of Sheffield Wednesday, looks on during a Championship game on March 24, 2010
Alan Irvine named West Bromwich Albion manager
Alan Irvine is confirmed as West Bromwich Albion's new manager.
Jun 14, 17:59
Tottenham Hotspur interim manager Tim Sherwood acknowledges his sides fans following the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at White Hart Lane on May 11, 2014
Tim Sherwood still in talks with West Bromwich Albion
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood remains in talks with West Bromwich Albion over their managerial vacancy.
Jun 13, 19:41
Tottenham Hotspur's manager Tim Sherwood points to the fans at the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich on April 12, 2014.
Report: West Bromwich Albion to offer Tim Sherwood head coach job
West Bromwich Albion are reportedly planning to offer the head coach's job to axed Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood following talks.
Jun 11, 10:10
Tottenham Hotspur interim manager Tim Sherwood acknowledges his sides fans following the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at White Hart Lane on May 11, 2014
Tim Sherwood on six-man shortlist for West Bromwich Albion job?
Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood has been interviewed for the vacant manager's role at West Bromwich Albion, according to a report.
Jun 10, 11:39
Tim Sherwood manager of Tottenham Hotspur smiles during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham at White Hart Lane on April 19, 2014
West Bromwich Albion in talks with Tim Sherwood?
West Bromwich Albion reportedly open talks with Tim Sherwood regarding the vacant managerial position at The Hawthorns.
Jun 7, 10:00
West Bromwich Albion fans hold 'Justice for Jeff' banners during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City at The Hawthorns on May 11, 2014
West Bromwich Albion chasing Spartak Moscow striker Yura Movsisyan?
West Brom open talks with Spartak Moscow striker Yura Movsisyan, according to reports.
Jun 7, 07:27
A general view of the The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion on March 19, 2011
West Bromwich Albion 'begin talks with list of head coach candidates'
West Bromwich Albion reportedly begin talks with candidates for the head coach role at The Hawthorns.
Jun 3, 08:01
West Brom defender Gareth McAuley celebrates a late goal against Fulham on September 14, 2013
Gareth McAuley: 'West Bromwich Albion must strengthen squad quickly'
West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley believes that the team need to strengthen their squad before the start of their pre-season training.
May 31, 13:31
West Brom's Saido Berahino celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against West Ham during the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Report: Seven coaches on West Bromwich Albion shortlist
West Bromwich Albion are reportedly choosing from a list of seven candidates as they prepare to name a new head coach.
May 29, 04:25
Swansea City's Danish manager Michael Laudrup gestures during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Birmingham City and Swansea City at St Andrew's stadium in Birmingham on January 25, 2014
Report: Granada to appoint Michael Laudrup
Former Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup could reportedly become the new manager of Granada this summer.
May 26, 16:33
Espanyol´s players celebrate their victory at the end of the Spanish league football match Athletic Bilbao vs Espanyol de Barcelona at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on February 16, 2014
Report: Sergio Gonzalez to take charge of Espanyol
A report claims that Espanyol B manager Sergio Gonzalez will be appointed the new head coach of the first team this week.
May 26, 14:11
West Brom defender Gareth McAuley celebrates a late goal against Fulham on September 14, 2013
Gareth McAuley already focusing on West Bromwich Albion pre-season
Gareth McAuley says that he and his West Bromwich Albion teammates are already thinking about pre-season.
May 26, 07:48
West Bromwich Albion fans hold 'Justice for Jeff' banners during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City at The Hawthorns on May 11, 2014
West Bromwich Albion chairman Jeremy Peace shoulders blame
West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has shouldered the blame for their poor season.
May 24, 08:07
Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade during the Sky Bet League One match between Leyton Orient and MK Dons at The Matchroom Stadium on October 12, 2013
Russell Slade linked with West Bromwich Albion job
Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade is reportedly under consideration for the vacant managerial position at West Bromwich Albion.
May 21, 07:02
Sochaux's French coach Herve Renard attends the French L1 football match Lorient vs Sochaux on October 26, 2013
Herve Renard in frame for West Bromwich Albion job?
Former Sochaux manager Herve Renard is amongst the candidates for the vacant head coach position at West Bromwich Albion, according to a report.
May 20, 10:29
Steven Reid of West Bromwich runs with the ball during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns on December 4, 2013
Quartet of clubs keen on Steven Reid?
Burnley and QPR are among a number of clubs who are reportedly interested in West Bromwich Albion midfielder Steven Reid.
May 19, 13:58
Chris Brunt of West Brom celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa on January 29, 2014
Chris Brunt and Graham Dorrans offered West Bromwich Albion extensions
West Brom exercise the one-year extension options in the contracts of midfielders Chris Brunt and Graham Dorrans, and are in talks with Billy Jones over a new deal.
May 16, 19:32
West Brom defender Liam Ridgewell celebrates his goal against Sunderland on September 21, 2013
Liam Ridgewell, Steven Reid among five released by West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion announce the departure of five players, including Liam Ridgewell, Steven Reid and Zoltan Gera.
May 16, 18:57
Adam Lallana of Southampton and James Morrison of West Bromwich Albion challenge for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's Stadium on January 11, 2014
James Morrison warns of West Bromwich Albion complacency
James Morrison urges his West Brom teammates to learn from the 'complacency' which almost saw them relegated to the Championship.
May 16, 06:28
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger walks off at the end of the Barclays Pemier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at the Britannia Stadium on March 1, 2014
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger 'worried' about managerial merry-go-round
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that the managerial merry-go-round is "worrying" for the Premier League following Tim Sherwood's Tottenham Hotspur axe.
May 14, 10:20
Former Cardiff City assistant Terry Burton pictured on February 16, 2009
Terry Burton appointed West Bromwich Albion technical director
West Bromwich Albion name Terry Burton as the club's new technical director.
May 13, 17:48
Manager Pepe Mel of West Brom celebrates their victory after the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion at Carrow Road on April 5, 2014
Pepe Mel explains West Bromwich Albion departure
Former West Brom manager Pepe Mel hints that he left the club because he struggled to adapt to the style of football in the Premier League.
May 13, 16:25
West Brom head coach Pepe Mel looks on prior to kick-off in the Premier League match against West Ham on April 26, 2014
Gareth McAuley: 'Pepe Mel couldn't communicate with players'
West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley reveals that former head coach Pepe Mel struggled to communicate with the squad during his time in charge.
May 13, 09:38
Brighton manager Oscar Garcia during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and AFC Bournemouh at The Amex Stadium on January 01, 2014
West Bromwich Albion consider approaching Oscar Garcia over head coach vacancy?
West Bromwich Albion reportedly consider approaching ex-Brighton boss Oscar Garcia following Pepe Mel's exit at The Hawthorns.
May 13, 06:09
Tottenham Hotspur's English Manager Tim Sherwood gestures from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at White Hart Lane in London on May 11, 2014
West Bromwich Albion chase Tim Sherwood?
West Bromwich Albion reportedly line up Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood as their next manager.
May 13, 04:36
West Brom head coach Pepe Mel looks on prior to kick-off in the Premier League match against West Ham on April 26, 2014
Pepe Mel leaves West Bromwich Albion by mutual consent
West Bromwich Albion announce that they have parted company with head coach Pepe Mel by mutual consent.
May 12, 14:58
West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster during the Premier League match against Southampton on August 17, 2013
Ben Foster: "It was a disappointing season"
West Bromwich Albion keeper Ben Foster admits that he and his teammates were disappointed with their Premier League season as they narrowly avoided relegation.
May 12, 05:34
West Brom head coach Pepe Mel looks on prior to kick-off in the Premier League match against West Ham on April 26, 2014
Pepe Mel unsure of West Bromwich Albion future
West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel is unsure if he will stay at the club next season.
May 11, 18:09
Charlie Adam of Stoke City celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City at The Hawthorns on May 11, 2014
Match Analysis: West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Stoke City
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Stoke City's 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion on the final day of the Premier League season.
May 11, 17:29
Asmir Begovic of Stoke City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield on August 17, 2013
Team News: Asmir Begovic out for Stoke City with toe injury
Asmir Begovic misses Stoke City last game of the season with West Bromwich Albion after picking up a toe injury.
May 11, 14:47
Barcelona head coach Gerardo 'Tata' Martino looks on during the Champions League quarter final match against Atletico Madrid on April 9, 2014
Report: Malaga want Gerardo Martino
A report claims that Malaga will move for current Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino if the Argentine becomes available this summer.
May 10, 18:17
West Brom head coach Pepe Mel looks on prior to kick-off in the Premier League match against West Ham on April 26, 2014
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Stoke City
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between West Brom and Stoke at The Hawthorns as the hosts seek the point that would guarantee their top-flight survival.
May 9, 18:40
Craig Gardner of Sunderland scores the opening goal during the FA Cup fifth round match between Sunderland and Southampton at Stadium of Light on February 15, 2014
Craig Gardner's West Bromwich Albion move depends on Pepe Mel's future?
Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner is reportedly waiting on learning Pepe Mel's future before making a decision on whether to join West Bromwich Albion this summer.
May 9, 18:20
West Brom head coach Pepe Mel looks on prior to kick-off in the Premier League match against West Ham on April 26, 2014
Pepe Mel "very disappointed" with Sunderland defeat
West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel says that he is "very disappointed" with his side's defeat against Sunderland.
May 8, 01:58
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