Pulis adds backroom staff

Last updated : 06 January 2015 By Iain Bate - Wba-mad Editor

Tony Pulis has added Dave Kemp and Paul Jewell to his coaching team at The Hawthorns.

Kemp will join as Pulis’ assistant head coach with former Wigan boss joining the club in a similar capacity.

The Baggies are also in discussion with a new goalkeeping coach, with the club expecting to appoint Dean Kiely’s successor before the weekend.

"I don’t know what I’ve done to suffer Kempy again but I suppose I will have to put up with him!" Pulis quipped.

"But the truth is that we have a working relationship which I value very highly – he knows what I want without even having to ask these days.

"'Jewely’ is someone I have known for a long time. We got to know each other on coaching courses as well as in opposition – he has massive experience and when I thought about what I wanted for this post, he fitted the bill perfectly. 

"I’m delighted we have got him and I am sure the players will enjoy working with him.

"There are one or two other things we shall be putting in place over the next few days before everything is settled.”

The experienced Gerry Francis is also expected to assist Pulis in a part-time consultancy role.

The additions follow the departure of Rob Kelly, Keith Downing and Dean Kiely yesterday. 

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