Luke Dowling, Sporting and Technical Director
Luke Dowling was appointed Albion’s new Sporting and Technical Director on September 25, just a few weeks short of his 40th birthday.
It followed his role as Sporting Director at Nottingham Forest, a post he had previously occupied for four years with Watford.
He became one of English footballs’ youngest Sporting Directors at Vicarage Road where he played an instrumental in the Club’s promotion to the Premier League and subsequent stabilisation in the top flight.
After a semi-professional playing career shortened by injury, Luke’s football schooling continued with coaching and scouting roles at a variety of clubs including AFC Wimbledon, Crystal Palace, Portsmouth and Leeds.
And he previously worked with Darren Moore when both were recruited by ex-Albion man Michael Appleton during his brief managerial reign at Blackburn Rovers.