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.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) April 18, 2019
Speaking to wba.co.uk 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.
Super Kev next ????
— Calum Scriven (@CalScriven) April 18, 2019
He’ll be manager in April next year.
— The Researcher (@FPL_Researcher) April 18, 2019
Get super Kev back and we’ll forgive you for everything
— Joebell (@joebell45) April 18, 2019
Welcome back Reidy. Jimmy and you will complement each other perfectly ????????????????????????
— Carl Burkitt (@baggyboy1878) April 18, 2019
Welcome back, Reidy! Chuffed to bits with this! Get him registered to play whilst he's here enall ????
— James- A T I D (@James84507668) April 18, 2019
Welcome back @stevenreid12 ????
— jason norton (@nortonwba) April 18, 2019
Get in, Welcome back Reidy.
— Rob Paddock (@RobPaddockWBA) April 18, 2019
Seems like we’ve had more back room coaching changes than goals scored this season
— Nick (@Nikolarse_) April 18, 2019