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Carlos Corberan: West Brom appoint former Huddersfield and Olympiakos boss as new head coach

Carlos Corberan replaces Steve Bruce, who was sacked this month with the Baggies near the bottom of the table; watch Corberan's first game in charge on Saturday, when West Brom host Sheffield United live on Sky Sports Main Event and Football from 12pm; kick-off at 12.30pm

Carlos Corberan
Image: Carlos Corberan was available after leaving Olympiakos last month

West Brom have appointed former Huddersfield and Olympiakos boss Carlos Corberan as their new head coach on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

The Spaniard replaces Steve Bruce, who was sacked earlier this month with the Baggies languishing near the bottom of the Championship.

Corberan spent two years at Huddersfield before leaving in July and led the Terriers to the Championship play-off final last season, where they were beaten by Nottingham Forest.

The 39-year-old had a short spell with Greek side Olympiakos after leaving the John Smith's Stadium but left in September, just seven weeks after joining the club.

Corberan will take West Brom training on Wednesday. The club say the make up of his backroom staff is yet to be finalised, but it will include current staff members James Morrison and Gary Walsh.

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Ron Gourlay, West Brom's chief executive, said: "Carlos is a coach of the highest quality and I am delighted to welcome him to the club.

"Carlos was in our thoughts from the very beginning of the recruitment process and our admiration of his qualities only grew on meeting him.

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"He is a confident, enthusiastic and detailed coach who is as determined as I am to bring success to The Hawthorns. We share a belief that performances and results will improve under his guidance and that significant time remains in the season for us to mount a serious assault on the Championship league table.

"I would like to thank our fans for their patience during what has been a frustrating start to the season. I am certain they will now throw their full support behind Carlos and the team as we work together to move forwards as a club."

West Brom are currently 23rd in the Championship and three points from safety after winning just two of their opening 16 matches this season.

The Baggies have won just one of their last 12 matches - a run Corberan will be hoping to end in his first game in charge against Sheffield United on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.

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