West Brom sack coach lan Irvine after just seven months

West Brom on Monday night confirmed sacking

English Premiership side, West Bromwich Albion has sacked their manager of seven months after leading them to just 4 wins in 19 premier league games this season.

The club on Monday night announced the sack of the Scot who replaced Spanish managaer Pepe Mel towards the end of last season.

“West Bromwich Albion tonight announce the departure of Alan Irvine as the club’s Head Coach,” read a statement on the club’s website on Monday night.

“Irvine leaves the club with immediate effect and has been placed on gardening leave. Assistant Head Coach Rob Kelly, with the assistance of Keith Downing, will take charge of the team for the New Year’s Day game at West Ham. Albion expect to be able to name Irvine’s successor by the weekend.”

Technical Director Terry Burton added: “We appointed Alan in the summer convinced that we had taken on one of the foremost coaches in the UK and nothing that has happened since then has altered our view.

“The individual progress of our players such as Craig Dawson and Saido Berahino are testament to that.

“But sadly that simply has not translated into results and they remain the ultimate currency of Alan’s position.

“Securing a sixth season in the Premier League is the over-riding target and sometimes unpleasant decisions have to be taken to serve that imperative.

“Alan has impressed everyone with his manner, dedication and diligence but he knows that results have simply not been good enough.

“We place on record our gratitude for his efforts and hold nothing but good wishes for his future endeavours. This was a decision taken with regret but sadly driven by necessity.”

The club has already lined up former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood and Tony Pulis who was manager at Crystal Palace.


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