West Bromwich Albion are currently in a confusing predicament.
One day they are capable of playing stunning football, blowing away opponents and the next day they fall to a disappointing loss. Perhaps that’s just the nature of the Championship but the Baggies really need to be in the Premier League, considering the type of talent they have on the books.
So, regardless of his somewhat unconvincing run until THAT win over Preston last weekend, those behind the scenes have obviously decided to keep Jimmy Shan in charge until the end of the season.
Clearly, fans must have largely been hoping for someone with some experience in the play-offs, though they’ve instead been rewarded by the appointment of Steven Reid as an assistant coach. The former Reading coach has experience in such a lottery, having been part the Royals’ journey deep into it and to Wembley during his tenure as a first-team coach.
Now he can use his expertise to help Shan in the difficult journey ahead.
The positives from Reid’s appointment is that he’s a popular figure at the Hawthorns after spending his late years as a player. Making 62 appearances for the Baggies, he must be fairly popular amongst the supporters reading this. Indeed, having both played and coached in these situations before, Reid also knows how to handle pressure-situation and can avoid a case of nerves for the Baggies.
West Brom have a pretty good squad which can overwhelm the others, but they lack consistency. They need to make sure to put their best feet forward in the promotion games, as Reid needs to help Shan shape the team perfectly to oust oppositions in the big-game scenarios.
Reid’s arrival can possibly prove a breath of fresh air at West Brom. The Baggies need some inspiration to survive the upcoming onslaught and win promotion, as their former midfield general could be the source of motivation Shan hasn’t been.
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