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Irvine feels optimistic about West Brom role

Alan Irvine is confident that he can be a success at West Bromwich Albion, as the club shares some of the characteristics he found at Everton when he arrived there as a coach three years ago.

The Scot was confirmed over the weekend as the new head coach at The Hawthorns.

He had hitherto been employed in the academy at Everton - having been brought in by David Moyes - and Irvine has the same feeling about West Brom as he had when first walking into Goodison.

"The situation at this club is similar to what I went through at Everton," said the 55-year-old. "It is run very sensibly and, as a result of that, any head coach coming in has got a great chance of doing a good job. But the first job is to get some more players in."

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