After being relegated from the Premier League following Southampton’s win over Swansea City, West Bromwich Albion announced Darren Moore as the permanent manager of the club on the 18th May 2018, following a successful spell as caretaker manager of the club.
The former West Brom player quickly endeared himself to the fans after managing to get the side playing much better than it had under Alan Pardew.
As expected, following the announcement, many fans praised his arrival on Twitter and so far it certainly seems right that they did…
I’m also delighted and really proud to have this wonderful man at the helm of our beloved club. Congratulations @DarrenMooro , we’re right behind you big man.
— Sandra Hughes (@phoenixbaggie) May 18, 2018
— Kevin Wilks (@KevWilks44) May 18, 2018
Big daves barmy army
— jackwba22 (@Jackrolo123) May 18, 2018
— Aiden (@AidennFletcherr) May 18, 2018
automatic promotion then lads
— aswinsanjaya (@aswinsanjaya) May 18, 2018
Following the dismissal of Tony Pulis, West Brom appointed Alan Pardew as their new boss in what looked a poor appointment from the start. Unlike his time at Crystal Palace, Pardew didn’t get off to the best of starts at the Hawthorns as he took eight games to register his first win at the club – a 2-0 win over Exeter City in the FA Cup.
He did manage to go three games unbeaten after that but following a notable result of beating Liverpool, West Brom went on a run of nine defeats making it just seven wins for the manager in his last 54 Premier League games.
Moore had an instant impact at the club as West Brom went unbeaten in the Premier League during April which culminated in him winning the ‘Manager of the Month’ award.
After such a poor season it looks as though Moore has turned the ship around at West Brom as the Baggies have surged to second in the table behind Sheffield United and look like one of the favourites for promotion this season.
With Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle up front, West Brom have become a much more attractive side going forward and as it stands they have scored the highest amount of goals in the league.
Following such a brilliant start, expectations are high at the Midlands club, and while it may be too early to say that they’ll be promoted this year, they certainly have a great chance.
It might have been a bit of a gamble to choose a manager who has virtually no experience at the top level, but so far the appointment looks as though it could be an excellent one.
So West Brom fans…what do you think? Let us know!