West Brom: Johnny Evans says players want Moore to stay

Darren Moore took over West Brom with six Premier League games remaining
Darren Moore took over West Brom with six Premier League games remaining

West Brom defender Jonny Evans says the players at the club want caretaker coach Darren Moore to stay in the job.

The Baggies have not lost a game since Moore replaced Alan Pardew on 2 April but they were relegated on Tuesday after Southampton's win at Swansea.

"He's a fantastic person and I think all the players at this moment want to see him keep the job," said Evans.

"But the club could go a different direction and we'll have to accept whatever decision they make."

Moore was asked to take charge of the first team following West Brom's 2-1 home defeat by Burnley, which was their eighth successive defeat.

In his five games as caretaker, Moore has helped the club to wins against Manchester United, Newcastle and Spurs as well as draws against Swansea and Liverpool.

Evans, who was linked with Manchester City and Arsenal, could be allowed to leave the club for a reduced fee following relegation to the Championship.

But the Northern Ireland international, who was one of four players who apologised after a taxi was stolen during a team holiday in Barcelona, says he will not consider his future until the end of the season.

"I haven't thought that far ahead really," said Evans, speaking at the Northern Ireland Football Awards in Belfast, where he was named the International Personality of the Year.

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