Alan Irvine named West Bromwich Albion manager

Alan Irvine is confirmed as West Bromwich Albion's new manager.

Alan Irvine has been confirmed as West Bromwich Albion's new manager.

The 55-year-old Scot has signed a 12-month rolling contract with the Premier League club.

West Brom had been looking for a new head coach since Pepe Mel stepped down from his role at The Hawthorns at the end of last season.

Irvine will join the Baggies once he has agreed to leave his position as Everton's academy coach.

The former winger spent two years as manager of Preston North End before joining Sheffield Wednesday in 2010. However, he was sacked by the Owls after 13 months in charge in February 2011.

"He has a vast knowledge from grassroots up thanks to the roles he has performed during his decades in the game and knows what it takes through good and testing times," technical director Terry Burton told the club's official website.

Tim Sherwood had been tipped to take over at West Brom, but it is understood that he could not agree personal terms with the club.

Wayne Rooney and Alan Stubbs
Read Next:
Unsworth backs Stubbs for Everton job
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account