Steven Reid expected to join Jimmy Shan's staff at West Brom

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Albion are planning to bring in two coaches to help caretaker boss James Shan – with former defender Steven Reid expected to be one of them.

Steven Reid in action for Albion. (AMA)

Now the Baggies have committed to Shan for the rest of the season, they are planning to bolster his backroom staff.

Reid is expected to be brought in until the end of the season ahead of Good Friday's match against Hull City at The Hawthorns.

The 38-year-old former defender was a first team coach at Reading for two years between 2015 and 2017 before joining up with former Baggies boss Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace.

He left Palace in August last year for personal reasons but has since coached at AFC Wimbledon too.

The Baggies are also planning to appoint another short-term coach to help Shan see out the season, with Keith Downing, Kevin Phillips, Craig Shakespeare and Michael Appleton expected to be considered.

Shan is currently working alongside under-23s boss Jamie Smith and loans manager Deon Burton, while academy manager Mark Harrison helps out on match days.

The caretaker is looking for his fourth home win in a row at The Hawthorns on Friday.

The opponents are Jake Livermore's former club Hull City, but the midfielder insists there's no extra incentive to pick up all three points.


"Not overly no," he said. "It's about us and what we're doing now.

"I had some great years at Hull, loved it there, there are some fantastic people at the club who I still keep in touch with.

"I'm grateful for how they developed me but come Friday it will just be about us preparing for the play-offs and everything we need to do."


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