West Brom fans react to Irvine appointment on Twitter. "Who is Irvine?"

West Bromwich Albion fans have reacted to the surprise appointment of Alan Irvine.

The appointment took us all by surprise when West Brom announced yesterday that it would be Everton's Head of Academy Alan Irvine that will be taking over from Pepe Mel rather than Tim Sherwood.

Sherwood would have been a popular appointment after an impressive spell at Tottenham Hotspur. Alan Irvine on the other hand hasn't managed a club since he was sacked by Sheffield Wednesday in February 2011. Since then he has spent his time with Everton working with the club's academy and helping the development of players such as Ross Barkley.

Unsurprisingly many Baggies fans had not heard of Alan Irvine and were therefore shocked at the appointment of a relative inexperienced manager. The Scot is highly regarded by many for his work with academies and as West Brom wanted to bring in a coach rather than a manager perhaps it isn't a surprise after all.

Here are some of the responses to the appointment on Twitter:










Only time will tell how good of an appointment Alan Irvine will be but it seems many have already decided it won't be a successful spell at The Hawthorns.

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