Valerien Ismael reveals behind-the-scenes info on his West Brom backroom staff
West Brom manager Valerien Ismael has praised the work of Adam Murray and James Morrison this season as the Baggies sit in second place.
Speaking to the Express & Star, the Frenchman hailed both backroom staff members and revealed exactly what they do and how they help him.
This is a fascinating insight into life behind the scenes at the Hawthorns, and it is clear that Ismael rates both Morrison and Murray very highly.
He said: “Adam and I are on the same page.
“He is dedicated to the principles of how we want to play.
“His job is to reinforce and implement the philosophy on the pitch, and the second task is set-pieces.
“James’s task at the beginning was more to learn about the philosophy, to understand the wording because when we train with the guys, we only use one wording for situations, so we all need to speak the same language.
“He showed his quality, and he knows the club, he’s a legend, the players respect him, and he gave us a lot of advice about the players and the club and everything around, and now he’s a big part of our staff.”
Good work going on at the training ground.
It is brilliant to hear that both Morrison and Murray are key parts of Ismael’s backroom staff.
However, it is particularly pleasing to see the Frenchman laud the former Baggies midfielder Morrison.
The former Middlesbrough man joined the Baggies’ first-team staff last season under Sam Allardyce and has clearly done enough to stay and help Ismael.
Morrison is pretty much a legend at The Hawthorns after making 341 appearances for the Baggies in 12 years with the club.
We believe it is important for people like Morrison to be involved with the club, and it is genuinely lovely to see Ismael heap so much praise on Morrison.
He is certainly someone who understands what it means to play for the Baggies, and we are pleased that he is still at the club and contributing to the club’s progress.
These are fascinating comments from Ismael, and we hope to hear more things like this from him in the future.
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