With interim head coach Jimmy Shan being handed the opportunity to complete West Bromwich Albion’s hopeful return to the Premier League at the first time of asking, he’s certainly taking his opportunity with the results he’s picked up and we now have two familiar faces on his backroom coaching staff.
Having brought Steven Reid back the other week to bolster the coaching setup, earlier this morning the club also confirmed that Michael Appleton had also returned on a deal until the end of the current campaign.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) April 26, 2019
Appleton’s experience now speaks for itself as given his previous roles with us, he’s now got decent managerial and assistant manager experience from spells with Portsmouth, Blackpool, Blackburn, Oxford and most recently Leicester City.
Quoted by Sky Sports, Shan said of his return.
“To bring somebody in who has the wealth of experience Michael has can only be a huge aid to us. We’ve currently got three grass-based coaches in myself Jamie (Smith) and Steven (Reid). Appy is also a fantastic grass coach and he can come out and aid us in that aspect, but I think we can also tap into his wealth of experience, somebody who can come in and maybe look at the game with an emotional attachment, from a different lens. He can offer us something different.”
Good appointment by Chris Brunt
— . (@RedmondRoleV2) April 26, 2019
Dare any player to disagree with him he'd rip them in half ????
— leigh southall (@leighwbafc) April 26, 2019
Well we all know who our next managers gonna be then don’t we ????
— Andrew Grainger (@andrew_grainger) April 26, 2019
Nowt wrong with this…
Good coach….suffers no fools
— Andrew Hood (@andyhood0) April 26, 2019
good appoint for me. In coaching terms still young but he has a lot of coaching experience under his belt #wba
— James Hamilton (@JamesHamiltonGK) April 26, 2019
Appy and you know it clap your hands ????????????????
— Samuel Roberts (@SamuelRoberts01) April 26, 2019
Welcome back Michael Appleton. Good move baggies ????????????????
— Carl Burkitt (@baggyboy1878) April 26, 2019
Proper chuffed with that. Quality coach and an Albion man
— James- A T I D (@James84507668) April 26, 2019
I think he went to Leicester on a promise and it never worked out. If he is appointed as manager next year I think he will do well though.
— Ryhan Clarke (@RyhanClarke) April 26, 2019
Dunno why anyone would have a downer on this. Good player, experienced coach. Who dod you think we’d bring in to advise Shan? pic.twitter.com/VoUV7M8CTJ
— inderjit singh (@DesiBaggie) April 26, 2019