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ALAN IRVINE

  • DATE OF BIRTH

    12/07/1958

  • COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    SCOTLAND

  • STATUS

    HEAD COACH

  • CLUB

    West Bromwich Albion

  • PREMIER LEAGUE SEASONS

    1

Premier League Management Record
Matches W D L GF GA Pts Win %
17 4 5 8 17 23 17 24.0
Management Career
Premier League Clubs West Bromwich Albion
Champions -
Manager of the Year -
Manager of the Month -
Career Summary

Alan Irvine was given the opportunity to lead a Barclays Premier League team for the first time when he was appointed West Bromwich Albion's head coach in June 2014.

The Scot started his coaching career at Everton where he had spent three years as a player between 1984 and 1987. Irvine was assistant manager to David Moyes from 2004 to 2007 before undertaking his first managerial role with Championship side, Preston North End.

When Irvine took over at Preston in November 2007, the Lancashire club were in a relegation battle. He guided them away from the bottom three to finish 15th at the end of the 2007/08 season.

In the following campaign Preston's end-of-season form continued and Irvine led the club to a play-off place but, they could not progress beyond the play-off semi-final. Preston started the next season well, but a dip in form led to Irvine’s exit in December.

Irvine took over at Sheffield Wednesday in January 2010 and was awarded manager of the month after his first month in charge. However, Wednesday's form could not be sustained and the Owls were relegated on the final day of the 2009/10 campaign. Irvine was relieved of his duties in February 2011 with Wednesday lying 12th in League One.

In July 2011, Everton announced Irvine would return as their new Academy Manager, replacing Ray Hill.

Playing Career
Clubs

Queen's Park: 1977-81
Everton: 1981-84
Crystal Palace: 1984-87
Dundee United: 1987-89
Blackburn Rovers: 1989-92

View manager profile on the official West Bromwich Albion Football Club website

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