West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has increased his majority stake in the club to 76.4 percent with the purchase of a further 905 shares.
His appointment was met with shock and dismay by some fans but reporter and fellow Baggie Dan Hewitt says Irvine should come as no surprise
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West Bromwich Albion have signed defender Andre Wisdom from Liverpool on a season-long loan. The England Under-21 international will wear the No.2 shirt at the Hawthorns. Wisdom, who spent last season on loan at Derby County, will fly out to meet his new team-mates at the club's pre-season training camp in California.
Meanwhile, Ben Foster has signed a new four-year deal with the Baggies.
West Brom have announced the club-record signing of Nigeria striker Brown Ideye from Dynamo Kiev.
The 25-year-old has signed a three-year contract, with an option for a fourth, and moves for an undisclosed fee in excess of that paid for Stephane Sessegnon when the midfielder moved from Sunderland last year.
Albion head coach, Alan Irvine, said:
Brown is a quality striker and I'm looking forward to working with him.
He's a strong, quick, powerful player who likes to get in behind defences and has plenty of Champions League and international experience.
Ideye has been handed the number nine shirt at the Hawthorns and will join up with the squad when they return from a pre-season training camp in California.
He scored 34 goals in three seasons in Ukraine, having previously played for Sochaux and Neuchatel Xamax after starting his career in his homeland with Ocean Boys.
He has won 24 caps for Nigeria, scoring five times including in the semi-final as the Super Eagles won last year's African Nations Cup.
West Bromwich Albion have confirmed the signing of Belgium international defender Sébastien Pocognoli from Hannover 96.
The 26-year-old left-back has become the Baggies’ fourth summer signing on an undisclosed fee. He has signed a three-year deal, plus a year’s option in the club’s favour, after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.
Pocognoli, who has 12 Belgium caps, narrowly missed out on a place in his country’s Brazil-bound World Cup squad after injury saw him miss the final six weeks of last season.
The 6ft player has top-flight experience in Belgium, Holland and Germany following spells with Genk, AZ Alkmaar, Standard Liege and Hannover.
Pocognoli will meet his new team-mates for the first time when he reports for pre-season training on Monday.
@itvcentral great as a training too or 3rd kit but not as the home shirt
@itvcentral not a good look
@itvcentral worst kit ever !!!!
West Bromwich Albion have today unveiled a very different looking kit for the 2014/15 season season - to mixed reactions from fans. The club says a more traditional navy blue and white striped shirt will return for 2015/16.
It will go on sale on August 1 at £44.99 for an adult shirt and £39.99 for juniors.
Joleon Lescott has today joined West Bromwich Albion. The footballer tweeted he is looking forward to a new chapter.
Officially joined @wbafcofficial looking forward to the new chapter and challenge ahead.
New West Bromwich Albion head coach Alan Irvine is to face the media for the first time in his new role on fixtures day.
This morning, it has been announced that his side will open their Premier League campaign at home to Sunderland.
Albion will take on Aston Villa on 13th December and this season's boxing day fixture is at home to Manchester City.
The last game of the season will be away at Arsenal.