West Brom manager Alan Irvine is still searching for his first victory since taking over the club in the summer. The run of winless matches has stressed to 4 games and there is a probability that the rumours about Irvine facing the sack even at this early stage in the season may come true. After having experienced relegation on more than one occasion in the past, West Brom will be keen to avoid it at any cost. After taking two points from the opening two weekends, West Brom has since suffered back-to-back defeats in the league against Swansea and Everton.
The next five Premier League matches certainly does not provide a lot of confidence especially for this current West Brom team since they will be coming up against teams like Tottenham, Liverpool, and Manchester United. They already find themselves just one place above the bottom of the table and things could get worse in the coming weeks. Some have been suggesting that the former Everton youth team coach looks out of his depth as the head coach of the top Premier league club, but Irvine says that he is confident of turning down the situation.
West Brom will have to hope for a miracle when they visit Tottenham at White Hart Lane, since the North London outfit are extremely strong here. “You can’t throw a team together overnight, especially when we’ve had the number of outs and then ins that we have had. But I also understand that you can’t lose games too often, and that if you do, then that becomes extremely difficult. It’s difficult for me to ask for patience. Other people will decide whether they’re going to patient or not. I’ll just keep on working away as hard as I do and try and get the lads gelled into the best team that we can be as quickly as possible,” said Irvine.