James Morrison has accepted the role of West Bromwich Albion Under-23s Assistant Manager. The former Baggies man and fan favourite takes his first step on the coaching ladder after an extended trial run within the Club’s Academy.
James Morrison Accepts Coaching Role
Morrison called time on his career in October last year after 12 years. He helped secure two promotions and made almost 350 Albion appearances. Now the former Scottish international turns his focus to the young talent at West Brom. As he looks to make a name for himself as a coach.
Following his retirement, Albion immediately invited Morrison to try his hand at coaching within the club’s academy. He joined former teammate Boaz Myhill, who was unveiled in a goalkeeping capacity last summer after announcing his own retirement.
Academy boss Richard Stevens told the Club website: “We’re looking to re-shape the Under 23s programme a little bit which we hope will give the players a better chance to develop within the game.
“James will now play a big part in that and I’m delighted he has taken up this opportunity. He grew into it, started to love it and then you could see this massive desire to help with the 18s and 23s.
“He’s been outstanding and it’s brilliant to have a player of his significance to the whole club able to now impart that experience and leadership.”
The announcement has come during a time of uncertainty with football trying to find some normality. Academy and under-23s football have been abandoned due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is not yet known when it will return, or in what capacity.