Clarke gets Jones' vote
West Bromwich Albion,
Billy Jones has hailed West Brom's decision to appoint Steve Clarke as manager, claiming he has 'a great CV'.
The 25-year-old Albion full-back, who joined the club 12 months ago when he was drafted in from Preston, has spoken out on the recent arrival of 48-year-old Clarke to the Hawthorns as England-bound Roy Hodgson's replacement.
And, Jones insists that the Scot's knowledge of the Premier League and the Albion squad, not to mention the fact he has worked alongside the likes of Ruud Gullit, Sir Bobby Robson, Jose Mourinho, Gianfranco Zola and Kenny Dalglish in a number two role, means he is the ideal candidate.
"I'm really happy with the appointment," Jones told the Albion website.
"The new gaffer has a great CV and he's worked with some great managers.
"Their influence will have no doubt rubbed off on him.
"Working with all those great people will have taught him a lot and I'm sure he has learnt something from all of them.
"Who else can claim to have worked with more top-class managers than him?"
Jones added: "I was pleased the club appointed somebody who knows the Premier League and is already aware of our team.
"Obviously, he watched us at least twice last season at The Hawthorns and at Anfield, and I'm sure he is already well aware of what our club is all about, as all clubs scout other Premier League teams.
"I think it's nice to know that the new gaffer is going to know our players."