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1415 burnley steven reid 00 630c420Almost five years ago, in the summer of 2014, Burnley signed Steven Reid from West Bromwich Albion to add to our squad ahead of the club’s second season in the Premier League.

It was to be his last season as a player and it wasn’t to be a productive season with only seven appearances in the Premier League and only one of those a start, the 4-0 defeat at his old club West Brom.

He announced his retirement just before the end of that season and moved into coaching, firstly at Reading and then at Crystal Palace where he worked for former West Brom managers Steve Clarke and Roy Hodgson.

Reid departed Selhurst Park last summer for personal reasons  and has since done some coaching with Wimbledon. Today, however, with Jimmy Shan now having landed the manager’s job for the remainder of the season, he has gone back to the Hawthorns as assistant manager.

Shan said of Reid, who played 88 times for West Brom: “He’s got some fantastic coaching experience with some high calibre managers and recent experience of going to the play-offs with Reading. I saw him coaching when he was still here as a player. He coached the under-18s who I was in charge of, while he was doing his badges.

“He’s an outstanding individual with great integrity and just what we need for the challenge ahead.”

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