Irvine turns down Baggies

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Alan Irvine will not be leaving Preston to take charge at West Brom.

North End chairman Derek Shaw announced the news on Tuesday morning after confirming a clause in the Scot`s contract had allowed him to talk to the Baggies.

Shaw told the club`s official website, "Over the weekend I was approached by West Bromwich Albion. Sometimes it is very difficult to give a running commentary to our supporters via the media. I had to discuss things on Monday morning with our lawyers."

He added: "Alan was given permission to speak to West Brom while he was away on holiday, but he has chosen to remain as Preston's manager.

"We are extremely pleased, but I had to comply with the terms of the contract, which is extremely common in the modern day management contract. This is nothing unique to Preston North End.

"I know Alan and his representative did have some talks, but I believe Alan did not meet them face to face and he has chosen to remain at Preston which we are extremely pleased about."

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