West Brom have promoted from within to replace Football Association-bound Dan Ashworth with Richard Garlick replacing him as sporting and technical director, the club have confirmed.

Garlick has been operating as Albion's legal director-secretary since joining the club two years ago. He will take over from Ashworth who is to become the FA's new director of elite development next summer.

Garlick will now work closely with Ashworth during a handover period to ensure the club are prepared for the summer transfer window. He will be responsible for the first team, player recruitment, medical services and the academy.

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