Baggies axe Scot.
West Brom have sacked manager Steve Clarke after a run of poor results.
The Scot guided the Baggies to eighth place last term, their best Premier League finish, but with the Hawthorns side sitting in 16th spot after four straight defeats the 50 year old was axed.
West Brom sporting and technical director Richard Garlick explained the decision:
“We have reluctantly come to the decision to relieve Steve of his duties after very careful consideration.
“It has been well documented that we have not had the rub of the green in certain games this season but that does not cloud the generally disappointing points return during this calendar year.
“This club’s track record proves we do not take such decisions lightly, having only enforced a change in this position three times in approximately 14 years.
“But with key games coming thick and fast, we felt it was important we acted now to give the club the best possible
chance of a successful outcome this season.
“Our player wage bill is the highest in the club’s history and we feel we have built a squad capable of being very competitive in the Premier League.”
West Brom face Hull City and West Ham in upcoming fixtures, as well as a tricky trip to Tottenham, and may feel that this was the right time to seek a new direction.
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