Earlier today West Bromwich Albion officially confirmed the arrival of new Sporting and Technical Director Luke Dowling.
Dowling moves to The Hawthorns with plenty of experience in the role as he did the same job at former club Nottingham Forest, and he also held the Sporting Director role at Watford for four years – he’s credited for the role he played in helping them from the Championship into the Premier League and obviously the task is the same with us following last season’s relegation from the top-flight.
Introducing our new Sporting and Technical Director…
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) September 26, 2018
The surroundings will be somewhat familiar and it shouldn’t take him too long to settle and get his feet under the desk as he’s worked with head coach Darren Moore previously (and ex Michael Appleton) during their spell with Blackburn Rovers.
The full interview with his comments can be found by Clicking Here.
Goodbye, sweet prince pic.twitter.com/meo5ZpZEPn
— Ryan (@ryannwbafc) September 26, 2018
Welcome luke lets give the guy a chance if hes half as good as dan ashworth he will do for me
— matthew greenfield (@baggieboy74) September 26, 2018
Should of been Dan ashworth
— Nath (@NateOJackson) September 26, 2018
Welcome to the Albion Luke, hope your time with our club is a very successful one ????????????⚪️
— Carl Burkitt (@baggyboy1878) September 26, 2018
Very warm welcome Luke, enjoy it and do a great job.
— Graham Cox (@coxygraham1) September 26, 2018
Did a great job at Watford.
— A (@watfordfocus) September 26, 2018
forward not backwards welcome luke
— Andy (@andylaw999) September 26, 2018
As can be seen from above, reaction to the news on social media has been mixed as plenty would’ve liked to have seen a return for Dan Ashworth given the success he had previously with us, but fingers crossed Dowling can make his mark quickly as we look for further improvements.
Welcome to the club!