West Brom has informed that they will be retaining for the backroom staff even under new manager Roy Hodgson. Appleton and Downing were promoted to assistant head coach and first team coach respectively last month.
Their appointments followed the departure of Roberto Di Matteo as Baggies manager on 6 February (when a certain webmaster put a free football bet on them to stay up :).)
“It has gone as smoothly as it possibly could and a lot of thanks goes to Michael and Keith,” said Hodgson.
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Substitute Carlos Vela helped West Brom get out of the drop zone by scoring a vital late goal against Stoke. After a forgettable first half Rory Delap profited from some poor West Brom defending to head Stoke in front from a Jermaine Pennant corner.
But Vela benefited from a close offside decision to level from six yards only five minutes after he had come on.
The Mexican striker almost snatched a winner in injury time but was denied at pint-blank range by Asmir Begovic.
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