West Bromwich Albion (WBA) have fired underperforming head coach, Slaven Bilic, today (Wednesday).
Bilic, aged 52, was relieved of his position after guiding the Baggies to a 1-1 draw with former English Premier League club, Manchester City on Tuesday.
The side from West Midlands, England, became the first side to sack their first team coach this season after terminating Bilic’s contract.
Bilic’s sack comes as no surprise after leaving the Baggies languishing in 19th position in the 2020/21 English Premier League table.
The outspoken Croatian had been at the helm of affairs for 18 months, during which time he helped West Bromwich Albion gain promotion to the English Premier League and gained the loyalty and love of the club’s supporters.
“West Bromwich Albion have today parted company with Head Coach Slaven Bilic,” the club read in a statement today.
“Albion will like to thank Slaven Bilic and his coaching staff for their efforts in achieving promotion last season and wishes them all well in the future.
“The club will make no further comment at this time,” the statement ended.
Bilic’s former side accrued a miserly 7 points from their 13 matches this season and boast the Premier League’s worst defence, with 26 goals against.
The West Brom board and Former Coach, Bilic, have enjoyed a terrible relationship since the club refused to make available funds to buy players in the last transfer market.
Bilic’s contract was expected to expire at the end of the current season with the board silent on contract talks.
West Brom are tipped to appoint former England manager, Sam Allardyce, to replace the departing Bilic.
The 66-year old is expected to be offered an 18-month long contract.
Sam Allardyce’s last managerial stint was with the English Premier League outfit, Everton, in 2018.