West Bromwich Albion have brought the Baggies legend back to The Hawthorns in a coaching capacity.
Following West Bromwich Albion’s announcement regarding James Morrison’s retirement and return to The Hawthorns, Baggies cult hero Ben Foster has taken to Twitter to wish the 33-year-old all the best and describing him as a “great signing” for West Brom.
Morrison made 341 appearances across a 12-year spell at The Hawthorns after joining from Middlesbrough in 2007 but was released at the end of last season and, although he kept himself fit by using the club’s training facilities and was sought after by other clubs, has decided to hang up his boots (official WBA website).
Nonetheless, the former Scotland international is set to continue his 12-year association with West Brom by linking up with the Albion academy taking his first steps into coaching, joining Boaz Myhill, who was unveiled in a goalkeeping capacity in the summer after he announced his own retirement.
Foster, currently at Watford, had the following message for West Brom and for Morrison:
What a player! Congrats on a brilliant career mozza, another great signing @WBA— Ben Foster (@BenFoster) October 29, 2019
A number of fans also hailed Morrison’s return to the club:
What a fine player and we’ll done @wba for keeping him involved— Scott Field (@scottjfield) October 29, 2019
Great move to keep him around. The blokes a legend. Still surprised no one took a punt on him.— DOOD (@DoodWBA) October 29, 2019
Thanks for the Memories…— Anthony Roberts (@RobertsWBA23) October 29, 2019
A modern day legend for most but for me this bloke is a real club legend! All the best Mozza. What a servant and so many memories ⚪⚪— Adam (@adam_wba) October 29, 2019
Good luck Mozza, albion through and through #WBA— taga.bird (@taga_bird33) October 29, 2019
Sad that he has retired but really happy that he is staying on at the club….Mozza will always be my favourite ever player— Gemma Downes (@gemmadowneswba) October 29, 2019
Up next for West Brom is Monday night’s Championship clash against Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium.