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Caretaker Head Coach

James Shan

Caretaker Head Coach



Date of birth




Albion confirmed Jimmy Shan would oversee the first team until the end of the season after he recorded four wins in his first six games in temporary charge.

Shan had worked as First-team coach under Darren Moore and was part of the temporary team which contributed to an end-of-season revival in the last six games of the 2017/18 campaign, before making the step-up permanent in the summer of 2018. 

After joining the Club as an under-7s coach in 2006, Jimmy went on to manage the under-18s and, more recently, the Baggies’ Premier League 2 side.

He has helped develop an impressive pool of talent during his time at The Hawthorns, nurturing the likes of Sam Field, Chris Wood, Saido Berahino and Isaiah Brown.