Date: 19th April 2019 at 6:00am
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West Bromwich Albion confirmed yesterday that Steven Reid has been welcomed back to The Hawthorns with open arms, with him now assisting interim head coach Jimmy Shan for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign.

With four years under his belt as a player, earning and securing Premier League football during his time with us, the 38-year-old took in coaching experience working under two former gaffers – Steve Clarke (Reading) and Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace) and he does boast Play-Off experience as well so should be a good foil for Shan whose taking his own steps in senior management this year.

Speaking to Shan said of his now assistant head coach.

“He’s got some fantastic coaching experience with some high calibre managers and recent experience of going to the Play-Offs with Reading. I saw him coaching when he was still here as a player. He coached the under-18s, who I was in charge of, while he was doing his badges. He’s an outstanding individual with great integrity and just what we need for the challenge ahead.”

With Reidy’s ties to the club, hopefully this decision now bodes well and he and Shan become a very memorable duo with Play-Off promotion still the aim for the campaign of 2018/19. With everything that has gone on we simply have to take care of this season and 2019/20 can be dealt with later.