West Brom manager Alan Irvine has admitted that his job security has not been brought into question by the club’s chairman, according to the ​Birmingham Mail.

The Albion boss has had his job position scrutinised in the media recently and he is now tipped to be one of the next Premier League managers to be sacked.

However, Irvine has revealed that he held talks with club chairman Jeremy Peace and that his job as head coach was not brought into question.

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“I spoke to the chairman after training (Thursday) but not about that and he didn’t speak to me about that either," said Irvine.

“I went to see him about a completely different matter and he was great.

“We spent 15 minutes just chatting over different things and he was great, as he has been all of the time.

“I’m really grateful for the support he’s given me.”

The Baggies have lost their last four matches and they now head into a crucial clash against struggling Hull on Saturday afternoon.

The West Brom boss went on to admit that he understands how football works and now knows that he needs to turn things around if he does wish to keep his position.

“The fact is I understand the way things are in this job,” added Irvine. 


“It’s a short-term culture nowadays and if it’s not Alan Pardew getting stick, as he was getting six or seven weeks ago, it’s somebody else.

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“If it’s me at this particular time, then hopefully I will be able to get to the situation Alan is in because it wasn’t that long ago I was at Stoke hearing people calling for his head. I don’t think they are doing that now because they have managed to get some really good results.

“They are such fine margins. We are not too far away from getting good results.

“I don’t think anybody who has been at the last two games can think we are miles away from getting a good result.

“We need some goals.

“We all know what it’s like and if you lose three or four games in a row people will be calling for your head and if you win three or four games people will be thinking you’re great.

“I have already experienced both of those things this season and that’s the nature of the job."