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Former Claret Steven Reid ended the season back with West Brom but has today joined Scotland as one of new manager Steve Clarke’s assistants.

1415 burnley steven reid 00 630c420It won’t be the first time Reid has worked with Clarke and that started when Clarke took over as manager of West Brom in the summer of 2012 when Reid was a player there. Clarke had gone by the time Reid signed for us in the summer of 2014 but a year later, after he’d retired as a player, the pair were reunited again with Reid becoming a coach at Reading when Clarke was manager there.

Since leaving Reading, he’s coached at Crystal Palace with Roy Hodgson, another of his former West Brom managers, AFC Wimbledon and more recently back at West Brom where he assisted Jimmy Shan.

However, Clarke has confirmed him today as one of two assistants with the Scottish national side along with Alex Dyer.

Clarke said of the appointment: “I’m going to bring Steven Reid in. Steven is a coach I know and I think it’s important for me that I go into the first camp comfortable with the staff who are with me, staff who understand how I work.

“Steven is a little bit younger so he will have a better handle on the mentality of the younger players in the dressing room. He is also an experienced international player who has been involved in World Cup campaigns and actually played in a World Cup for the Republic of Ireland. I think he is a good addition.

“He was helping out at West Brom towards the end of the season but he is now looking for a job and I’ve been able to give him one.”

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