"I think at least in India it will probably make people quite uncomfortable," Gera
, Managing Director, Gera
Developments Pvt Ltd, Pune.
's garden is vast-six hectares, she tells us-and, like their brand, it has been their family's for years.
will be based in Ludhiana and will report to Mr.
's absence for a period of between six and nine months might mean Clarke having to go back on his preferred option of keeping faith with his current squad.
Hungary international Gera
spent an initial four seasons at The Hawthorns and rejoined from Fulham last summer when he was reunited with former Cottagers boss Roy Hodgson.
expects to resume full training with Albion during the next two weeks and has targeted being available for the Barclays Premier League opener with Liverpool on August 18.
Hungarian midfielder Gera
, 32, returned to The Hawthorns on a free from Fulham in the summer after promoted Albion came 11th last term.
Age will be irrelevant, provided Gera
can stay fit, so claims the Albion manager.
But midfielder Gera
has set his sights on playing for the Baggies for another five seasons, when he will be 37.
, 32, had already told his former Fulham chief Roy Hodgson that he was willing to link up with him again at Albion, the club he left to join Fulham in 2008.
Albion had been optimistic of bringing midfielder Gera
, who is out of contract, back to the Hawthorns and had held initial talks with the player.