West Brom seek Hodgson successor

West Brom will start their search for head coach Roy Hodgson's successor with chairman Jeremy Peace admitting he will be "a hard act to follow".

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Hodgson has ended his 15-month spell in charge at the Hawthorns to become England's new head coach in succession to Fabio Capello with a four-year contract confirmed.

The 64-year-old will remain in charge of the Baggies for the final two Premier League matches of the campaign - away to Bolton on Sunday and home to Arsenal on May 13.

But Peace is already turning his attention to finding a replacement for the former Liverpool boss who has guided Albion into the top 10 this season.

Peace said: "The board will now concentrate on the important task of appointing a new head coach to continue our project as we prepare for a third successive season in the Barclays Premier League.

"We did not want Roy to leave and he will be a tough act to follow. But I want to reassure our supporters that we will do everything possible to identify and appoint the right head coach for this football club."

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