Baggies announce Frenchman as their new head coach Town's first away opponents of the season, West Bromwich Albion, have appointed Valerien Ismael as their new head coach after agreeing a compensation package with Barnsley. The 45-year-old has signed a four-year contract at The Hawthorns following an excellent campaign at Oakwell, leading the Tykes to the play-offs from 21st position when he took over in October.
The Reds are searching for their third manager in 18 months after Championship rivals West Brom bought out Ismael's contract Barnsley are said to be considering another left-field name for the managerial vacancy at Oakwell. The Reds saw highly-rated boss Valerien Ismael depart on Thursday. West Bromwich Albion, newly-relegated from the top flight, agreed to pay £2million to buyout Ismael’s contract at Oakwell.
Town manager reflects on opening trio of fixtures Luton boss Nathan Jones is readying himself for what he expects will be a difficult start when his side entertain Championship new-boys Peterborough United on the opening day of the season. The Hatters were pitted against the side who finished runners-up behind champions Hull City in League One last term, making their first return to the second tier since the 2012-13 campaign.
A new era is starting at West Bromwich Albion, with Valerien Ismael installed as the club’s new head coach and director of football Luke Dowling having departed. There have been reports that Ismael will be allowed to take the lead in the transfers market as he looks to shape his squad for the 2021/22 Championship campaign.
West Bromwich Albion finally ended their prolonged search for a new manager yesterday as they opted to hand over the reins to Valerien Ismael. As confirmed by the club's official website, the Baggies have appointed the Frenchman on a four-year deal after paying a compensation fee to Barnsley.
Former West Bromwich Albion midfielder Carlton Palmer has suggested that Chris Wilder would not have taken charge at The Hawthorns if he’d felt he wouldn’t have full control. Wilder was the frontrunner to become Sam Allardyce’s permanent successor for a long period but it is understood his appointment was vetoed by West Brom owner Guochuan Lai despite having the full support of the board.
Sheffield Wednesday are said to hold an option to extend the contract of Josh Windass by a further year, as per a recent report by Yorkshire Live. The 27-year-old has been the subject of intense transfer speculation recently, with Millwall having made two bids for his services in recent days under the value of £1 million, with Wednesday swiftly knocking back both offers in quick succession.
Championship transfer talk round-up: Preston North End chase right-back, Blackburn striker linked with Leeds move
Championship clubs are gearing-up for the return to pre-season training next week and more transfer business is getting done. Preston North End are edging towards a deal to sign former Rotherham right-back Matthew Olosunde after bringing in Izzy Brown, Sepp vam den Berg and Liam Lindsay. West Bromwich Albion filled their manager vacancy on Thursday, announcing Valérien Ismaël as their new boss.
When you consider just how poor West Bromwich Albion were in the Premier League last season, it is hardly a shock that they have decided to make drastic changes to their squad ahead of their return to the Championship. The Baggies recently opted to cut ties with Sam Field, Charlie Austin, Hal Robson-Kanu, Kamil Grosicki, Kyle Edwards, Andy Lonergan, Lee Peltier and Branislav Ivanovic whilst Kieran Gibbs is set to officially join Major League Soccer side Inter Miami next month.
West Bromwich Albion have appointed Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael as their new head coach on a four-year contract. The Frenchman, who took the Tykes to the Championship play-offs last season, has replaced Sam Allardyce in the Hawthorns hot-seat. Albion have agreed an undisclosed compensation package with Barnsley for the former Wolfsburg and LASK manager.
West Bromwich Albion are believed to be one of a number of teams keen on signing Newcastle United midfielder Matt Longstaff on loan [Chronicle]. The Lowdown: Baggies prepare for 2021/22 title challenge Moving into 2021/22, the Baggies will undoubtedly be eyeing up a Sky Bet Championship title charge as they look to bounce back from relegation in a positive manner.
West Bromwich Albion will be looking to make a positive start to their return to the Championship in August when they face AFC Bournemouth on the opening day of the 2021/22 campaign. Whilst the Baggies have already launched an overhaul of their squad by opting to part ways with a host of senior players, they have yet to make any signings due to the fact that they have been prioritising their managerial search in recent weeks.
Preston North End’s latest signing Izzy Brown might not have made the breakthrough at Chelsea but is thankful for the time he spent at Stamford Bridge. The 24-year-old cut ties with the Blues this week when he joined PNE on a Bosman. He only played once for Chelsea in his eight years there, that as a substitute in a Premier League game.
Valerien Ismael has been appointed West Bromwich Albion's new head coach, with the 45-year-old signing a four-year contract at The Hawthorns on Thursday evening New West Bromwich Albion boss Valerien Ismael has vowed to bring a new footballing philosophy to The Hawthorns - and he’s ready to dip into the transfer market to make it happen.
Wolves to battle Manchester United for West Bromwich Albion star Sam Johnstone According to The Athletic (Subscription Required), Wolverhampton Wanderers have entered the fray for Manchester United target Sam Johnstone. Johnstone was one of the better performers in what was a poor season for West Brom.
Fans have been having their say on the appointment of the new Baggies boss West Bromwich Albion have a new boss and Baggies fans are pretty excited about the appointment. The newly relegated club have put months of speculation to bed with the announcement that Valerien Ismael has taken charge of the Championship outfit, agreeing a four year deal.
West Brom have appointed Valerien Ismael as the club's new head coach. The 45-year-old has signed a four-year contract at The Hawthorns after Albion agreed a compensation package with Barnsley. Ismael succeeds Sam Allardyce after he stepped down at the end of last season after failing to keep West Brom in the Premier League.
Valerien Ismael has officially been appointed as the new head coach of West Bromwich Albion. The 45-year-old has signed a four-year contract at The Hawthorns after Albion agreed a compensation package with Barnsley. Ismael succeeds Sam Allardyce after he stepped down at the end of last season after failing to keep West Brom in the Premier League.