Darren Moore is the new West Brom boss
West Brom have made Darren Moore their permanent manager.
The former Baggies defender took caretaker charge of the club for their final five games of the Premier League season and almost masterminded a great escape.
They were bottom of the table, ten points adrift of safety, when Moore took over but went on to collect 11 points out of a possible 18.
It was not enough to keep them in the top-flight but earned Moore the Premier League Manager of the Month award for April and the adoration of fans.
The club have now decided to give the 44-year-old the reins on a full-time basis.
West Brom chief executive Mark Jenkins said: “We are delighted to confirm Darren as our new head coach and we look forward to his continuing the excellent work we saw when he stepped into the role in an interim capacity in the first week of April.
“He embodies the spirit of the club and the spirit of what we are striving to achieve in this new chapter ahead.
“We conducted a thorough process of recruitment but Darren’s powerful impact on the pitch and across all areas of the club established him as the outstanding candidate.
“We suffered a torrid season but if there was a redeeming feature it was to see Darren at work over those final weeks, galvanising the club and getting everyone positive again.
“We all know we have a challenging summer ahead of us but from talking at length to Darren about his plans, they are challenges he is ready to meet head on.”