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Steve Bruce appoints West Brom boss on 18-month deal to replace Valerien Ismael three months after being sacked by Newcastle

STEVE BRUCE has been appointed as the new manager of West Brom.

61 years old is fired by Newcastle just three months ago but is back with the championship team.

Steve Bruce has been appointed as the new manager of West Brom

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Steve Bruce has been appointed as the new manager of West BromCredit: The Times
Baggies awarded veteran an 18-month contract at The Hawthorns

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Baggies awarded veteran an 18-month contract at The HawthornsCredit: West Brom

He signed an 18-month contract with the Baggies and replaced axed Valerien Ismael.

Bruce “I am delighted to have the opportunity to manage a club with such a wonderful history and tradition.

“It’s a club that I clearly know from my time in the Midlands, and I have enjoyed the challenge of continuing it.

“I didn’t think I would return to management this quickly, but when I got the call from Ron [Gourlay]I know I cannot resist the challenge of getting this club back where they want it to be.

“I came with one purpose and that is to bring Albion to the Premier League.”

Bruce, who has four championship promotions on his CV, also confirmed his defenders.

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He has appointed assistants Stephen Clemence and Steve Agnew, his son Alex Bruce as coaches, and they will join James Morrison and Gary Walsh at the club.

Newly appointed West Brom chief executive Ron Gourlay said: “Steve is an experienced and highly regarded coach who has an impressive track record of winning promotion to the Premier League.

“His excellent people management, tactical skills and grounding ability were among the many reasons why we decided he was the man to take us forward.

“Promotion remains our goal this season and we are confident that with Steve leading the club we have given ourselves every opportunity to achieve that goal.”

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