Common sense prevailed at West Bromwich Albion who eventually appointed Darren Moore as their new Head Coach. To be fair to them they waited until the season was over and then acted quickly. I have often thought that the chairman pulls the trigger when firing a manager or Head Coach but in reality its the players who actually put managers out of work.
In the case of the Baggies I believe it was the players got him the job by the way the responded to him during those six games. Add to that the overwhelming support from the fans and to be fair it was really a “no brainer”.
Darren will manage with exactly the same attributes he showed as a player wearing the navy blue and white stripes, hard work, passion, desire, and honesty. And he will demand that his players show those qualities as a minimum every time they pull on the shirt. Those that don’t I suspect won’t be around very long.
The hard work starts now for him as it does for Garry Monk at St Andrews with recruitment being the key to the club achieving whatever goals are set.
When signing new players I am sure all managers and Head coaches pay just as much attention to character as they do to ability because they know they will have to rely on them when the going gets tough. That is why I have always believed it to be right that any Head Coach of Manager should be totally involved in the recruitment of players with them having the final say. After all if you are going to be sacked for results it might as well be for your own decisions rather than anyone else’s.
A big plus is that Darren knows the championship and what it takes to get promoted having done it on a few occasions.