Graham Potter says he feels a great sense of pride as he prepares to manage Albion for the 100th time in the Premier League.
The head coach becomes the 74th manager to reach the landmark when Albion will attempt to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford for the first time tonight.
The milestone comes with Albion ninth in the table and without a defeat in their last seven games, their best unbeaten run in the top flight.
He said, “It’s a nice, proud landmark and not one that’s easy to get. It’s nice to have been given the opportunity to get to 100 [games], I am very fortunate and very appreciative of it.”
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Under his leadership Albion have improved year on year in the top flight and only need nine more points from the remaining 15 games to set a new Premier League points record.
Potter, 46, was asked whether he thought he would get to his century after winning his first – 3-0 at Watford – back in August 2019.
“After the first game I probably thought I could get to 600 games seeing as we won 3-0, I thought ‘this is easy!’ How wrong I was.
“The first year here was the toughest year of my life in terms of the challenges off and on the pitch.
“To come through that and still be here, to have seen the progression in the team and to do that at this club is something I am very happy and appreciative of.”
Albion have won 25 and drawn 34 of their 99 games under Potter.