Albion chief learned from the best
West Bromwich Albion,
West Brom head coach Steve Clarke aims to use what he has learned from the likes of Jose Mourinho, Sir Bobby Robson and Kenny Dalglish.
The 48-year-old Scot has signed a two-year contract to become Roy Hodgson's successor and take his first job as a number one after over a decade as an assistant. "Becoming a head coach in my own right has always been an ambition of mine and I feel I have served my apprenticeship," said Clarke, who has spent 14 years coaching at Chelsea, Newcastle, West Ham and most recently Liverpool. "I've done everything I could as an assistant. I'm delighted West Bromwich Albion have given me the chance to make that progression and I'm determined to make the most of it. "It's a process I've gone through, with a plan in mind to work as hard as I could alongside some of the best managers and coaches in the world, learning as much as possible from them, before stepping out on my own. "I've taken something from every manager I've worked with and I've felt ready to make the step up for some time. I look forward to meeting and working with a very talented group of players and aim, with their help, to prove I can be a successful head coach."