Steve Clarke advised by Roberto Di Matteo on West Brom

New West Brom head coach Steve Clarke admits he asked former teammate and Baggies boss Roberto Di Matteo, plus ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho for advice on his first ever managerial role.

Clarke, who left his assistant manager position at Liverpool last month, played alongside Di Matteo and worked under Mourinho at Chelsea, and says he found it helpful speaking to his former colleagues.

West Brom will face Liverpool on the opening day of the season, and Clarke says he is excited to take on his former club.