West Bromich Albion, who are on the search for a new manager after Roy Hodgson's appointment as head coach of the national side, announced on Friday that Zoopla.co.uk will be the club's new shirt sponsor for the next two seasons.
As reported in the Sunday Mercury the West Brom board are expected to try to put another mega deal in place in the next 48 hours when they approach Birmingham about gaining permission to talk to boss Chris Hughton about the post. Despite Hughton being the bookies favorate Roberto Di Matteo may still enter the frame.
Zoopla are one of the best known online property search and research companies.
Albion Chief Executive Mark Jenkins commenting on the deal said.
“We are delighted to welcome Zoopla as our new principal club sponsor,” he said.
“It represents the most comprehensive sponsorship deal in the club’s history and we have been impressed by the approach that Zoopla have taken to supporting the club.
“We are confident they will be a great partner for us and are looking forward to building a strong working relationship with them.”
Alex Chesterman, Founder & CEO of Zoopla, said: “We are very excited to be partnering with West Bromwich Albion, a family club with a rich heritage and some of the best fans in football.
“This deal will help raise our brand awareness and reach a huge audience, and is a further step in our mission to make Zoopla.co.uk a household name, synonymous with online property search and research.
“Our agent advertisers will benefit greatly from the national brand exposure of this partnership as we further cement our position as their most valued marketing partner.
“We are looking forward to working closely with West Bromwich Albion to ensure this is a highly beneficial relationship for both parties.”