Clarke out to make most of first chance
West Bromwich Albion,
New West Brom head coach Steve Clarke is intent on repaying the faith of the club in giving him his first shot as a number one.
After 14 years coaching and being assistant to the likes of Jose Mourinho, the late Sir Bobby Robson and Kenny Dalglish, the 48-year-old Scot finds himself in charge for the first time.
And having finally achieved his ambition of being given control of a team after taking over from Roy Hodgson who left to manage England, Clarke is keen to be a success.
"The chairman and Dan Ashworth did a terrific job in selling the club's project to me and I fully aim to repay the board's faith," he said.
"The team and supporters have had some good times in recent years and, with their help, I would like to think those good times can continue following my appointment.
"I know from past visits to The Hawthorns how well the supporters back the team and joining a club of such stature is a real honour. I can't wait to get started."