Clarke eyeing transfer deals
New Baggies boss already making transfer plans
Last Updated: June 18, 2012 5:19pm
Steve Clarke: Has revealed he has already begun planning for next season, including potential transfer targets
New West Brom manager Steve Clarke is wasting no time in getting started in his new role, revealing that he has already begun assessing possible summer transfer targets.
The former Liverpool and Chelsea assistant was formally introduced as the Baggies boss on Monday, 10 days after his appointment as Roy Hodgson's successor was confirmed.
The 48-year-old admits he has already begun to make plans to build on a side that finished 10th last season - their highest top-flight finish since 1981.
Those plans include potential transfer targets, though the former defender refused to mention individual names.
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"I've been looking at the squad and deciding where we need to strengthen and what we need to do to improve," he told the club's official website.
"It has been very productive. I've met a lot of good people that have made me feel welcome. It feels great to be here.
"This is a really well-established club. The board have also helped make me feel really at home. From the moment I got here, I knew this was the right club for me.
"One of the first things I did was have a meeting with all the scouts just to see which players the club have been looking at over the last six months to a year.
"I've got lots of reports to read through and lots of DVDs to watch. I've been spending a lot of time going through them.
"There have been some long days already but it's all part of the job."