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On this day in 1902...

29 July 2018

ALBION’S 19-year-old assistant secretary, Fred Everiss, was given a promotion, replacing the recently-departed Frank Heaven as the club’s secretary.

The decision that came about through the unanimous acclamation of the board of directors who commended his work as a stop-gap in that position over the previous couple of months since Heaven’s resignation.

Everiss is often referred to as the longest-serving manager in English football but his appointment as secretary - long before the role of manager became popular - came at a time when the board of directors selected the starting XI each Saturday.  

Everiss went on to become one of the great figures in Albion history. In all, he devoted a staggering 55 years’ service to the club.   


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