Steve Hopcroft has confirmed that he has left West Brom after 14 years with the club. 

Hopcroft has been involved in various different capacities with the club’s academy over the years, most recently serving as the head of recruitment for the youth teams. 

However, reports emerged last month suggesting that he had handed in his notice and was poised to join Aston Villa. 

And, Hopcroft has taken to Twitter himself to confirm his departure today, as he thanked everyone who he has worked with over the years. 

The likes of Nathan Ferguson, Rekeem Harper and Saido Berahino have all benefited from his guidance, whilst he has helped develop the likes of Izzy Brown, Morgan Rogers and Louie Barry who all left for high-profile clubs. 

So, it’s fair to say his work has been appreciated over the years and many Albion fans thanked Hopcroft for his service following his message. 

Here we look at some of the comments…