Date: 22nd May 2018 at 7:01am
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Having now been appointed as our permanent head coach moving into the Championship campaign of 2018/19, Darren Moore has now been in front of the national and the local media and those quotes are now filtering through.

Having signed an improved and extended deal on Friday in recognition of the way he helped us restore some pride and took us to within a hair breath of Premier League safety when you consider how dead and buried we were when he replaced Alan Pardew at the helm, obviously Moore’s association with the club meant he was incredibly proud to now have the opportunity to lead us moving forward.

His full interview can be read by – Clicking Here.

I’ll just cherry pick a few of his comments.

Asked about his impact last season, Moore himself said it was six weeks where he just had his ‘head down’ and focused on ensuring that each approach to a game was the same, with intensity and belief and with the results we managed to claw together he was rightly proud of that.

He confirmed that James Shan and Neil Cutler would remain part of his backroom staff but he was looking to appoint an Assistant Head Coach and many believe that appointment will tick the experienced box to allay those fears.

One thing he was clear on was that the Championship will be a ‘gruelling, relentless season’.

“There are plenty of hurdles to overcome. To overcome those challenges we’ll need to be at our best as a football club. I’m looking forward to it. I understand the challenges that lie ahead. I’ve played a lot of games in the Championship. It’s about getting us ready for those challenges that will soon be upon us. The ambition is to keep moving this club forward. Every team is vying for the special prize of promotion.”

West Brom fans were particularly pleased with his comments about what he wants from the side next season. Using phrases like ‘a team that has different dimensions to it’ and saying that fans can ‘expect a team that will play attractive football’ whilst also being willing to ‘fight and scrap’ for every ball was music to the ears of many.

 

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