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Mel New West Brom Boss

Pepe Mel was last night appointed the new boss of West Bromwich Albion – strangely two weeks after he initially rejected the job.

The position has been vacant since former manager, Steve Clarke, got sacked after they lost to Cardiff City on December 14.

The Spaniard finally agreed to a 18-months deal, despite being refused permission to bring in two back-room staff members.

Instead, Mel has been told he must work with Keith Downing and Dean Kiely, who have taken charge for the last five matches in a caretaker capacity.

Mel has worked for Getafe, Tenerife, Alaves and Real Betis before, but got sacked by the latter last month after a miserable run of results.

Baggies sporting and technical director, Richard Garlic, said: "I am delighted to welcome Pepe to the club.

"His appointment concludes an extensive recruitment process during which we have cast the net far and wide to identify the most suitable candidate to take the club forward.

"He is a forward thinking coach whose teams are renowned for playing an attractive and positive style of football."

The search for a Clarke successor even connected Kaizer Chiefs coach, Stuart Baxter, with the vacant position, but the Premier League club have now opted for the 50-year-old Spaniard.

Caretaker coaches Downing and Kiely, who guided the Baggies through an undefeated Christmas period, will stay in charge for Saturday’s trip to Southampton and Mel will start his work in the beginning of the new week.

How relieved are our Amakhosi fans that Stuart Baxter stays in Mzansi and can Pepe Mel turn the tide for West Brom?

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