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West Brom Appoint Pepe Mel as New Baggies Manager

Spaniard fills void left by Steve Clarke.

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West Brom have appointed 50 year old Spaniard Pepe Mel as their new head coach according to the BBC.

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The Baggies have been looking for a replacement for Steve Clarke since the Scot was sacked on December 14th and had pursued Mel before he stated his intention to bring in his own backroom staff, a move West Brom were not keen on agreeing to.

Mel has since relented and Baggies assistant head coach Keith Downing and goalkeeper coach Dean Kiely will remain at West Brom.

Mel has signed an 18 month deal and will look to help pull the club clear from the relegation zone and upwards back to the top half of the Premier League table.

Pepe Mel has extensive managerial experience, most recently spending four years in charge of Rayo Vallecano before a three year spell at Real Betis up until early December when he was sacked by the Andalusian club.

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