Steven Reid: West Brom appoint former player to assist coach Jimmy Shan

Steven Reid
Steven Reid joined West Brom as a player in 2010 from Blackburn Rovers

Steven Reid has returned to Championship side West Brom to assist caretaker head coach Jimmy Shan for the rest of the season.

The 38-year-old former full-back spent four years with the Baggies from 2010 to 2014, making 89 appearances.

Shan told BBC WM: "He's a fantastic human being and a man of integrity.

"I am more than positive that Steven is going to be a fantastic addition to the coaching staff. Reidy is a club legend and the fans loved him."

Reid, who played 23 times for the Republic of Ireland, has had coaching spells under Steve Clarke at Reading and Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace.

His club career took him to Millwall, Blackburn and Burnley as well as West Brom.

The Baggies expect to make another coaching announcement soon to add to the backroom staff at The Hawthorns.

Shan added: "There has been discussions over the last few days. We have a couple of options to look at and we are in the process of making that happen.

"I think before the Reading game [on Monday] or just after, there will be another addition to the coaching staff."

Meanwhile, midfielder Gareth Barry needs a knee operation and will miss the remainder of the season.

West Brom are currently fourth in the Championship and look set for a place in the play-offs.

The Baggies are nine points clear of seventh-placed Middlesbrough with four games remaining.

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