West Brom have announced that Alan Irvine will be appointed as their new head coach on a 12-month rolling contract.

Irvine will complete his move to The Hawthorns once he has officially signed off from his current role as Everton’s academy manager, according to West Brom.

Irvine will bring Rob Kelly to work as joint-assistant head coach alongside Keith Downing, whilst Dean Kiely will remain as goal-keeping coach.

West Brom technical director Terry Burton said he was delighted to secure the services of Irvine and Kelly.

"With the support of Keith and Dean, we firmly believe we have put in place the right coaching team to move the club forward,” Burton said.

In May, West Brom parted company with Pepe Mel, who had been chosen by the Baggies as the permanent successor to Steve Clarke, who himself was sacked in December.