Premier League side, West Brom Albion, have sacked their manager, Tony Pulis, the club confirmed on Monday. “These decisions are never taken lightly but always in the interests of the Club,” said club chairman, John Williams, according to the club’s official website.
“We are in a results business and over the back end of last season and this season to date, ours have been very disappointing,” Williams added.
WBA started the season on a very good note, winning their first three games, but have only managed four draws and seven defeats since then.
This has led to Pulis becoming the latest managerial casualty in the PL after the Baggies suffered a disappointing 4-0 defeat to Chelsea at the weekend.
The latest defeat made it two wins in the last 21 matches for WBA, leaving them 17th on the league table, just a point above relegation.
Talks were held between Pulis and club chairman, William, which have now culminated in the sacking of the former Stoke City and Crystal Palace manager, who obviously saw the handwriting on the wall.
“If you don’t get results, then, you are under pressure,” Pulis said in his pre-match press conference ahead of the game against the Blues.
TP: “If you don’t get results then you’re under pressure. That’s life and you have to get on with it.”#WBA
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) November 17, 2017
The club thanked Pulis for his “contribution and hard work during a period of transition” and also wished him “in his future endeavours”.
Pulis will temporarily be replaced by Assistant Head Coach, Gary Megson, who has agreed to take charge of first-team affairs until the club finds a permanent replacement.
Pulis becomes the fifth manager to lose his job in the Premier League since August.