Nigerian Players abroad Ajayi Gets Steve Bruce As New Manager At West Brom

Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi will play under a new manager after West Bromwich Albion announced Steve Bruce as new manager.

The Baggies in a statement on it’s website said Bruce will be in charge of the club for 18 months.

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The statement read;

West Bromwich Albion Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Bruce as its new Manager.

“The experienced boss, who has four Premier League promotions to his name, has signed an 18-month contract at The Hawthorns.

“Assistants Stephen Clemence and Steve Agnew, as well as coach Alex Bruce, join James Morrison and Gary Walsh in the club’s backroom staff.

The Hawthorns newly appointed Chief Executive Ron Gourlay, Albion’s while welcoming Bruce to the club saidb: “Steve is a highly-respected and experienced manager who has an impressive record of earning promotion to the Premier League.

“His excellent man-management skills, tactical nous, and ability to hit the ground running were among the many reasons we decided he was the man to take us forward.   

“Promotion remains our objective for this season, and we are confident that with Steve leading the club we have given ourselves every chance of achieving that goal.”

Steve Bruce in his first conference said his aim is to guide West Brom back to the Premier League.

I am delighted to have the opportunity to manage a club that has such great history and tradition.

“It is a club I obviously know well from my time in the Midlands, and I am already relishing the challenge of taking it forward.

“I did not envisage I would return to management this quickly, but once I got the phone call from Ron, I knew I could not resist the challenge of getting this club back to where they want to be.

“I am coming in with one aim and that is to get Albion to the Premier League.”


Henry Usiayo is a reporter who has a flair for sports and he currently write sports articles for Africa Top Sports.

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