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West Brom technical director Luke Downing comments on Sam Allardyce’s appointment

West Brom technical director Luke Downing has said that he believes Sam Allardyce can keep West Brom in the Premier League this season.

“This is Sam’s eighth club, and he has been successful at every one of them,” said Dowling as per BBC. “We don’t anticipate any change to that.

“Does our squad lack Premier League experience? Yes. But Sam will have looked at the squad before he agreed to come. If he felt we needed massive changes I am sure he wouldn’t be here.

“I am sure he believes he has something to work with, which gives us confidence as a club. We believe in the players as well.”

The Baggies sacked Slaven Bilic earlier this week following a poor start to the season. The club are currently 19th place in the Premier League standings and three points adrift of safety.

 The 66-year-old’s career extends 29-years, and he has managed eight clubs in the Premier League during that time.

He holds the distinction of having never been relegated from the Premier League and has saved the likes of Everton, Crystal Palace and Sunderland from the drop in the last five years.

West Brom is the first club that Allardyce will manage in more than two years. His last stint was with Everton whom he saved from relegation in the 2017/18 season.

He took over the Toffees when they were struggling under Ronald Koeman and whilst he was criticized for his negative football tactics, he did ultimately achieve his mandate of preventing the club from dropping down into the Championship.

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