A big name in Spain but little known in England, we take a look at West Brom's new Head Coach, Pepe Mel.
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Pepe Mel has been officially unveiled as West Bromwich Albion manager at the Hawthorns.
Read more on the appointment here.
West Bromwich Albion will officially unveil Pepe Mel as their new head coach later today.
He will take charge of the team for the first time on Monday night against Everton.
New Baggies boss Pepe Mel took to the training ground for the first time today.
The 50-year-old Spaniard met with assistant Keith Downing, before getting acquainted with his new squad.
He could be seen shaking hands with experienced defenders Steven Reid and Jonas Olsson, as well as goalkeeper Ben Foster amongst others:
New West Bromwich Albion Head Coach, Pepe Mel, has tweeted about his first training session in charge of the club.
He said he was pleased with the players after their workout.
I took training for the first time at Albion this morning.The players worked hard and I was pleased with the workout http://t.co/Slzqco9dAr
In a statement, West Bromwich Albion's Sporting and Technical Director Richard Garlick said Mel's appointment 'concluded an extensive recruitment process during which [the club has] cast the net far and wide'.
– Richard Garlick, Sporting and Technical Director
"Pepe was a strong contender from the outset due to his impressive achievements and has emerged as our No. 1 candidate.
"He is a forward thinking coach whose teams are renowned for playing an attractive and positive style of football.
"The Board is extremely grateful to Keith, the coaching staff and players for their efforts over the past month, which has yielded six points from four unbeaten league games."
West Bromwich Albion have appointed Pepe Mel as their new Head Coach, the club announced tonight.
Mel has signed an 18-month contract and takes over from Keith Downing, who took charge of the team for five games after Steve Clarke was sacked last month.
Spaniard Mel will be supported by Downing and Dean Kiely, who are continuing as Assistant Head Coach and Goalkeeping Coach respectively.
His first game in charge will be at home against Everton on Monday 30 January.
West Bromwich Albion have explained why they gave Shane Long permission to talk to Hull City on transfer deadline day, and say that the striker is still part of the club's plans. They deny that the transfer was dependent on Romelu Lukaku moving to the Hawthorns.
Albion say the deal fell through because Hull reduced the amount they'd offered for Long. They say that they're delighted Long is still a West Brom player and expect him to carry to contributing to the progress of the club.
West brom midfielder Zoltan Gera will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury, the club have confirmed.
Scans have confirmed the 33-year-old midfielder has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Gera suffered the injury in the 21st minute of Saturday's FA Cup third-round tie at QPR and is due to undergo an operation next week.
The usual rehab time for this injury is six-to-nine months.