Darren Moore: Albion is the perfect place for me

DARREN Moore begins life as Albion's Head Coach acknowledging that The Hawthorns is "the perfect place to start" his career as a No.1.

Darren's position as the man to lead the Club's efforts to regain Premier League status was confirmed following his huge impact at The Hawthorns during a caretaker role over the final weeks of the season.

Now he is raring to get cracking after being installed in the role with an improved and extended contract saying: "This is a wonderful club, in my eyes a fantastic club - everyone knows the affinity I have with The Hawthorns over many, many years.

"It was a straightforward decision to make when the position was offered to me and it is the perfect place to start in this role.

"It's another fantastic opportunity which I share with everyone who helped me over the last couple of months. I share this opportunity with them."

The improved form and results during Darren's caretaker tenure had The Hawthorns rocking and earned plaudits not just from close to home but across the wider football community.

But for Albion's new gaffer, there is only the future to concern him now.

He says: "It's all about full steam ahead now. Those games are gone and it's a tough schedule ahead of us now because we are going to be playing in a wonderful league packed with great clubs and lots of hard work ahead if we are going to get the Club moving forward again.

"We've got a very important summer ahead of us. I want a team that's hard working and a team that wants to win, wants to push the Club on and a team that wants to show togetherness, to move forward as one.

"We are looking to hit the ground running. It's an exciting summer, a hard-working summer because I want us to come back together ready for the campaign. We need to be in good condition."

Promoted four times from the Championship as a player, Darren was asked what the key ingredients will be for his Albion team to taste the same success.

He answered: "We need resilience, focus, dedication, hard work .... it's going to be a tough campaign. There's so many more games, more than we have been used to, but we should be looking forward to it.

"We'll need that togetherness I have spoken about; everybody has got a part to play and of course that includes the fans.

"I don't have to say too much to them. They know how important they are and they will play a huge part as our 12th man. I'm pleased to be able to send them this message - get behind us as you always have. Your support is invaluable and we need to do this together."

  • Home