With news that Darren Moore will take charge of first team affairs after West Bromwich Albion parted company with Alan Pardew – fans now have a fresh concern about life at The Hawthorns.
With Monday’s announcement that Pardew had agreed to mutually terminate his contract and the news that assistant head coach John Carver was also leaving the club, West Brom confirmed that Darren Moore would take charge of first team affairs until further notice.
Having now begun his job as our caretaker manager, Moore will be looking for some players in particular to show half the heart he did when wearing the shirt and at the very least show some pride and improved form as the end of the campaign and an almost inevitable relegation nears.
? West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) April 3, 2018
Speaking to wba.co.uk Moore’s immediate focus was on getting some unity back at the club.
‘West Bromwich Albion has always been a family for me. And that`s the word I shall focus on – family. We need to get the unity back among everyone – the players, the staff, the fans, everyone connected with Albion, because that is the only way forward.’
With West Brom slipping to eight straight defeats in the weekend’s loss to Burnley, Moore stated that he ‘felt the pain’ just like everyone else at the ground – for many the game felt like a last chance saloon for survival this season – but Moore knows as well as anyone that the club have been through ‘tough days’ before and he feels that with ‘unity’ we shall once again bounce back.
Moore did also pay tribute to Pardew as they gave him the opportunity to coach at first team level, but football is a results driven business and if you don’t get those results you will be moved on – it’s the nature of the game and in this case, few are sad to see a change as Pardew didn’t get us firing ultimately.
All eyes to Swansea City now, but whilst there’s a sense of pride at seeing a legend take to the dug out, after the season we’ve had plenty have expressed their concern for Moore on a personal level.
These players have embarrassed enough people this season let`s hope they don`t embarrass a club legend #wba
? Jason Wheeler (@lebouf1976) April 3, 2018
most of them have more natural ability that Big Dave-but he has a heart the size of a bucket- desire commitment and a passion for defending – pity some of those technically gifted players don’t have the same attributes
? Tom Ross (@thegoalzone) April 3, 2018
? Carl Burkitt 1878 (@baggyboy1878) April 3, 2018
Smiles. Chadli kicking a ball! No. It`ll never catch on! Well done Darren Moore!
? Mark (@MarkShorthouse4) April 3, 2018
Can tell it`s gotten better already, the players seem to be much happier in training. That`s what I like to see.
? ㅤً (@UrbexLiam) April 3, 2018
Hope it doesn`t ruin his relationship with the club/fans….he`s not Jesus and still has to work with the same players that have showed nothing all season
? Scott stephens (@albion585) April 3, 2018