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Gomez joins Albion coaching staff

Former Real Betis man reunited with Mel

DAVID Gomez has joined Albion as a first-team coach until the end of the season.
Gomez is reunited with Pepe Mel, who he worked under at Real Betis. Assistant head coach Keith Downing and goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely will continue in their current roles.
Sporting & Technical Director Richard Garlick said: “Pepe is working in a completely new environment and we’ve always been open to the idea of him strengthening his backroom staff with someone he knows well.
“I’d like to officially welcome David to the club. He initially joins us until the end of the season and I’m sure he will provide Pepe with valuable support.”
Mel added: “David was a colleague in Spain and I think it’s good for the club, the players and for me that it’s been possible for him to join us.
“We will all work hard together on the pitch for West Brom.
“Keith Downing remains my No.2. I am very, very happy with Keith. He’s a very good assistant and a very good person. 
“Every day that I’ve been here, Keith has helped me get to know West Brom and the Premier League better.”