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West Brom looking to secure experienced appointment ahead of Championship run-in



West Brom are looking to bring in former coach Keith Downing to help Jimmy Shan after he was named as manager until the end of the season.

The 40-year-old was announced as caretaker after Darren Moore was surprisingly sacked and it was confirmed earlier this week he would see out the campaign.

However, Albion wanted to bring in help for the former coach and it was revealed earlier today that ex-player Steven Reid would link up with the backroom team to help Shan.

And, Sun reporter Alan Nixon has stated that Downing is another target for the backroom team, with the Baggies looking to bring the current England U19 manager on a part-time basis.

Even though Downing spent much of his playing career at local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers, he is well-known to the Baggies fans having worked at the club back in 2009.

Initially as an academy coach, the 53-year-old stepped up to become a key figure on the backroom team under Steve Clarke and was caretaker for a while after the Scotsman was sacked.

He remained at the club until Tony Pulis brought in his own staff four years ago.

The Verdict

This would be a smart move from West Brom, as like Reid, Downing knows the club and has worked for Albion in the past.

He is a very respected figure in the game and is doing a fine job with the young, emerging England talents.

But, the chance to help the Baggies promotion push may appeal and Shan will certainly appreciate the help from an experienced figure.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: West Brom looking to secure experienced appointment ahead of Championship run-in

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