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Premier League: Former Preston and Sheff Weds boss gets West Brom Job

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Former Preston North End and Sheff Wednesday manager, Alan Irvine, has been appointed the new West Bromwich Albion boss.

Irvine, 55, the academy manager at Everton, who was also assistant to David Moyes at one point, has agreed a 12-month rolling contract at The Hawthorns.

He managed Preston North End, from November 2007 to December 2009, and Sheffield Wednesday, from January 2010 to February 2011.

Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood had been favourite for the role following Pepe Mel's departure in May but is believed to have scuppered his chances after a dispute over pay levels for his coaching team, including former England striker Les Ferdinand

Irvine turned down an approach from West Brom in June 2009 when he was still in charge at Preston.

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