The Premier League newboys announced Harrison's arrival at Villa Park but their West Midlands rivals don't appear to have yet mentioned it.
Harrison, who had been at The Hawthorns since 2006, has left Villa's West Midlands rivals, whom they defeated in the Championship playoffs, for a similar role at Bodymoor Heath.
Other players who have since left The Hawthorns but prospered as footballers under Harrison's watch include Tyler Roberts, Kemar Roofe, Izzy Brown and Romaine Sawyers.
He will now be tasked with carrying out the same role for Villa after agreeing a switch across the Midlands as he replaces Sean Kimberley, who has left his role as the club’s academy director.
The move is a significant coup for the B6 outfit, who are gearing up for their first campaign back in the Premier League, while at the same time a huge blow to the Baggies, who lose a key member of their coaching setup.
Here is what some Villa fans on Twitter made of the news:
Welcome to Aston Villa— thevillazone (@thevillazone) 14 June 2019
Welcome to the Villa Mark pride of the Midlands— MrVilla (@MrAstonVillan) 14 June 2019
Good appointment and nice to see they are looking to improve at all levels— Mark Ashmore (@mg_ashmore) 14 June 2019
Welcome Mark. Our club finally look like they have a plan and it’s refreshing!!— ForMiles (@WelcomeRapture) 14 June 2019
Excellent news, another step in the right direction UTV— Peter Wall (@1966wall) 14 June 2019
Welcome!— Markav (@MarkavParry) 14 June 2019
As good an appointment as any 1st team player we will buy this season— Richard Moses (@RichMoses) 14 June 2019
As of Friday afternoon, West Brom are yet to publish an article on their official website or post a Twitter update referring to Harrison's departure.
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