Nicky Hammond leaves Reading to join West Bromwich Albion

Nicky Hammond (left)
Nicky Hammond (left) pictured with former Reading manager Nigel Adkins

West Brom have appointed Nicky Hammond as technical director, ending his 20-year association with Reading.

The 48-year-old former Arsenal goalkeeper played for the Royals for four years.

He was appointed youth academy director in 2000 and has been director of football since 2003.

A West Brom statementexternal-link said: "He played a key role in the Championship club twice winning promotion to the Premier League in 2006 and 2012."

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