Pepe Mel predicts 'noticeable' changes at West Brom

The former Real Betis boss was keen not to criticise predecessor Steve Clarke but expects an immediate alteration in style, while he also praised Everton manager Roberto Martinez
New West Brom head coach Pepe Mel claims there will be a "noticeable" change in his side's performance when they face Everton on Monday.

Mel was appointed as Steve Clarke's replacement earlier this month and will take charge of his first West Brom game when Roberto Martinez's side visit the Hawthorns.

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The Midlanders have won just once in their last 11 Premier League matches, while Everton have lost just twice all season, but Mel claims work done on the training pitch will have an immediate affect when his side take on the Toffees.

"It's still very soon, but it is something that will be noticeable," the Spaniard told the club's official website.

"Previously (under Clarke) very good work has been done. It's not a case of doing a better job or worse job, it's doing a different job."

Mel also paid tribute to his opposite number at Everton, Martinez, saying his compatriot should be very proud of his work in England.

"We're friends, and his technical team are also friends," he added. "Roberto started at the bottom here in England, and it's admirable he is now with a big team."