Boss reunited with ex-Anfield coach
West Bromwich Albion,
Baggies boss Steve Clarke has added Kevin Keen to his backroom staff as the joint-assistant head coach with Keith Downing.
Clarke worked with Keen at West Ham and Liverpool but both men were casualties of Kenny Dalglish's disappointing reign at Anfield when they brought in Brendan Rodgers from Swansea in June. "Kevin is a fantastic coach, enthusiastic and hard working," said the Baggies boss. "He understands me, knows what makes me tick, and most importantly, is a good person to have around the place. "I think I've now got a great mixture in my coaching staff with Keith and Dean [Kiely], who know the club and players inside out, and Kevin, who knows me and can help make that connection to all the staff easier." West Brom's sporting and technical director Dan Ashworth added: "I'm delighted to welcome Kevin to the club. "Steve was eager to work with Keith Downing and Dean Kiely when he arrived and also targeted Kevin as the person he would most like to bring in. "We're delighted we've been able to keep the nucleus of last season's very successful backroom staff together. "And since Terry Burton left as first-team coach in March, we always had it in mind we would appoint another member of coaching staff at the end of the season - and we're pleased to have captured someone of Kevin's calibre."