Carlos Corberán says it was an honour to meet club legend Tony 'Bomber' Brown earlier this week at the club’s training base.
The boss invited Albion’s record appearance maker and goalscorer down to watch Wednesday’s session on the grass, before welcoming Brown into his office for a chat about all things Albion and football.
'Bomber' was part of the last Baggies team to lift the FA Cup back in 1968, with Jeff Astle scoring the only goal of the game against Everton at Wembley Stadium.
And with the current crop set to travel to Bristol City in the fourth round of the world’s most famous cup competition on Saturday afternoon, Corberán believes it was the perfect time to host a true Albion great.
Carlos said: “It was an honour to speak with a legend of this club in Tony Brown.
“He’s someone who has the exact values that I want here at the club. I want people that love what they are doing, where they are working and giving their best every single day.
“He has a high level of humility. To have the opportunity to talk to him was great for me to learn plenty of possibilities and to share plenty of ideas.
“He helped us to understand even more what West Bromwich Albion means.
“He is a big part of the club’s history, especially in the FA Cup.
“I saw some of his goals including the one at Sheffield Wednesday. Wow, what a goal. His finishing was unbelievable.
“Every time he was talking about his goals, he was talking more about the passes he received from the other players.
“It’s clear that he was someone who had a very, very good team mentality and he contributed heavily to the success of the team.”