17/08/12 – West Bromwich Albion 12/13 Season Preview

WBALike Steve Kean and Terry Connor last year, Steve Clarke makes the bold step from assistant to manager of a Premier League club. Equally bold was West Brom’s appointment of Clarke, and the club must have taken into consideration the poor performance of assistants in recent seasons. While he has a fine reputation as an assistant and a coach, it is widely acknowledged that the skills necessary for a successful career in management are not forged on the training ground. Yet West Brom’s new manager does the advantage of starting afresh at a new club and doesn’t face the challenge of having to adapt existing relationships with the players… (Read more)

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