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Clarke was dismissed after a year-and-a-half in the job and leaves the Baggies sitting in 16th place after a run of four straight defeats

Odemwingie's firepower leaves Tottenham tired and outgunned

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West Brom need single win predicts Steven Reid

Steven Reid believes one more win will guarantee West Brom's safety in the Barclays Premier League this season.

Hodgson claims Anfield job was impossible with 'icon' in the wings

West Brom manager says it was difficult to compete with Dalglish as Liverpool visit the Hawthorns today

Scharner brings Blues down to earth

Birmingham City 1 West Bromwich Albion 3: Carling Cup winners are booed off a week after Wembley triumph as relegation fears mount

Hodgson's task clear after West Bromwich collapse

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Ba hauls Hammers back from brink

West Bromwich Albion 3 West Ham United 3: Hodgson sees best and worst of Albion as new manager witnesses capitulation after three-goal start

Ian Holloway: We make a point – and so does Sian

Massey's decisions spot on as we end losing run but it's a good job she couldn't hear my language

The Last Word: Hodgson has found his level with West Brom

Roy fell short at Anfield where he was a safe pair of hands shackled by his own rigid system

West Bromwich hand Hodgson a rapid return to the dugout

Roy Hodgson had 16 different jobs in his first 31 years in management, only two of them in England.

Roy Hodgson named manager of West Brom

West Brom have confirmed the appointment of Roy Hodgson as head coach on a contract until June 2012.

Appleton promises 'surprises' as Albion delay decision day

The bookies have stopped taking bets on Chris Hughton, but West Bromwich Albion insisted yesterday "no decision" had been taken about who would succeed Roberto Di Matteo as manager – allowing Michael Appleton to audition for the role in tomorrow's relegation six-pointer at home to West Ham.

Albion legend Batson backs Appleton to shine at Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion legend Brendon Batson believes Michael Appleton might have landed in the Baggies hot seat at just the right time. The 35-year-old has worked his way up the coaching ranks at The Hawthorns after a knee injury forced him into premature retirement in 2003.

Derek McInnes linked with West Brom role

Former West Brom captain Derek McInnes is refusing to be drawn on speculation linking him with a return to the Hawthorns as Roberto Di Matteo's successor.

Sam Allardyce ruled out of West Brom running

Sam Allardyce will not apply for the head coach vacancy at West Brom, Press Association Sport understands.

West Brom will not rush manager appointment

West Brom will make no knee-jerk appointment as they look to replace axed head coach Roberto Di Matteo, Press Association Sport understands.

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