Premier League: Pepe Mel to adopt aggressive approach at West Brom
West Brom manager Pepe Mel has told fans they will see a new-look Albion in Monday's game against Everton.
Last Updated: 19/01/14 2:03pm
The Spaniard will be taking charge of the team for the first time after watching last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Southampton from the stands as caretaker boss Keith Downing remained at the helm.
"West Brom need to have an aggressive approach, to create more goalscoring opportunities," said Mel, who has replaced Steve Clarke in the hotseat.
"The players have so far shown an awful lot of desire to adapt to my style. They have been very positive.
"And I've not come here to impose any kind of a Spanish model, it's more about looking to improve.
"The most important thing is the players want to do it, that they show hunger to adapt to my style.
"It's still early, but against Everton I believe the fans will see something that will be noticeable."
Mel will be locking horns with fellow Spaniard Roberto Martinez, whose Everton side have lost just one of their last 14 league matches stretching back to early October.
Mel, whose Betis side lost 2-1 to Everton in a pre-season friendly, said: "I know Roberto well, he knows me well. We're friends, and his technical team are also friends.
"Roberto started at the bottom here in England, and it's admirable he is now with a big team.
"He is obviously having a very good campaign, but we are going to approach the game in a good frame of mind, and to be aggressive.
"If I thought the players were worried by Everton then they may as well go home."
Watch West Brom take on Everton live on Sky Sports 1HD from 7pm on Monday