Sacked in the... evening

29 December 2014

Alan Irvine has been put on gardening leave from his role as Head Coach with immediate effect. A club statement attributed the decision to the lack of results under his leadership; Albion currently lie in sixteenth place, one point above the relegation zone.

His replacement will become Albion's fourth Head Coach in just over twelve months; a significant increase in turnover compared to the sixteen different names to have the position over the last 25 years or so. However, unlike previous appointments, it seems the Club already have someone lined up to fill the role as they expect to name them by the weekend.

Rob Kelly and Keith Downing will take charge for the trip to West Ham on New Years Day.


Sky Sports News are reporting that Albion are in talks with Tony Pulis, but that he would want full control over player transfers. Is it worth changing our structure to get him? It worked well enough when Dan Ashworth was in place as Sporting and Technical Director, but replacing him has proved to be a real challenge, and you can't help feeling that Irvine's replacement in the same system would find the job just as hard.

Previous Stories:

  12 May 2014:  Sacked in the morning - despite surviving relegation

  06 April 2014:  Sacked in the morning... again

  24 January 2014:  Calling Vancouver Baggies!

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