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Moore earns a shot at full-time West Brom role



Big chance: Darren Moore will lead Baggies’ promotion bid

Big chance: Darren Moore will lead Baggies’ promotion bid

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Big chance: Darren Moore will lead Baggies’ promotion bid

Darren Moore has been appointed the permanent West Brom manager despite their relegation to the Championship, with the club rewarding him with the full-time role after their upturn under his guidance.

"We are delighted to confirm Darren as our new head coach and we look forward to him continuing the excellent work we saw when he stepped into the role in an interim capacity in the first week of April," said chief executive Mark Jenkins.

"He embodies the spirit of the club and the spirit of what we are striving to achieve in this new chapter ahead.

"We suffered a torrid season but if there was a redeeming feature it was to see Darren at work over those final weeks.

"We all know we have a challenging summer ahead of us but from talking at length to Darren about his plans, they are challenges he is ready to meet."

Carlos Carvalhal, meanwhile, will leave Swansea after the Welsh club decided against renewing his contract, and Stoke have announced that Paul Lambert has left his position as manager by mutual consent.

Former England boss Steve McClaren has been appointed as the new manager of QPR.

The 57-year-old has agreed a two-year contract at Loftus Road, where he worked for three months under Harry Redknapp during 2013 before embarking on his first spell at Derby.

"It's great to be back - and it's a challenge that I'm excited by," McClaren said after being confirmed as Ian Holloway's successor. "I've followed the club over the last five years, because of the three months I had here."

Belfast Telegraph