Valerien Ismael joins West Brom

Valerien Ismael joins West Brom

USM are delighted to confirm that Valerien Ismael has been appointed as the new head coach of West Bromwich Albion.

The 45-year-old has signed a four-year contract at the Hawthorns, following a successful 2020/21 season where he led Barnsley to the Championship play-offs after finishing 5th in the table.

“I feel really proud to have accepted this challenge,” Ismael said. “I feel a big responsibility but I’m ready for this job and I am delighted to be here.

“I know a lot about the club’s history and the atmosphere at The Hawthorns, which is an amazing stadium, and the fans make it a special place to play. 

“This was the next step I wanted to take in my career and I’m ready to work with everyone at this club. Although there’s going to be a lot of hard work this season, I am excited for the big task in front of us.”

Everyone at USM wishes Valerien and West Bromwich Albion the best of luck for the forthcoming season.