Former Scotland captain Darren Fletcher has secured a coaching gig with former club West Brom.
The Scotsman had a spell at the Hawthorns as a player. He’s obviously kept in close contact since and has now been brought back to the club.
He’ll take up a role in the club’s academy and Fletcher says he is looking forward to the new venture.
“It’s a great opportunity,” he said in a club statement. “I’m working towards my A licence and when the invitation came from Luke to do some work back at Albion it was a simple decision.”
Fletcher recently hinted at possible playing return prior to West Brom return
The last club Fletcher played for was Stoke at the end of last season. Just recently, the 35-year-old said a return to playing is something that could ‘possibly’ happen (BBC).
He also said that he sees his long-term future in management and this is obviously a step in that direction. Whilst this is an ‘informal’ agreement according to the club, it’ll still give Fletcher a start.
During his career, the Scotsman most notably featured for Manchester United, where he won plenty of silverware and made over 200 appearances. He was also Scotland captain alongside spells with West Brom and Stoke.
Now he’s taking the steps into coaching at the Hawthorns.