West Brom go route one and finally sack Tony Pulis

Date published: Monday 20th November 2017 10:15

West Brom have confirmed that they have sacked Tony Pulis 12 games into the Premier League season.

The Baggies are currently 17th, one place above the relegation zone, after their 4-0 hammering against Chelsea on Saturday.

Pulis was our early loser from the weekend, and has now paid for a miserable run of form with his job. It turns out experience is not all that.

Baggies chairman John Williams told the club’s website: “These decisions are never taken lightly but always in the interests of the Club.

“We are in a results business and over the back end of last season and this season to date, ours have been very disappointing.

“We would like to place on record our appreciation of Tony’s contribution and hard work during a period of transition for the Club which included a change of ownership. We wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Assistant head coach Gary Megso will now take charge of the first team until a permanent appointment is made.

Pulis has left his position as head coach at the Hawthorns after just two wins in his last 21 Premier League games.

Albion are just a point and a place above the relegation zone after an 11-game winless run in all competitions.

Owner Guochuan Lai watched the Chelsea defeat after flying over from China for a pre-arranged trip and is now tasked with finding a new manager, with Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes linked to the post.

Pulis replaced Alan Irvine when the Baggies were a point above the relegation zone in January 2015, eventually leading them to 13th.

They finished 14th in 2015-16 and came 10th last season but failed to win any of their final nine matches.

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