West Brom Sack Slaven Bilic
Etihad Draw Not Enough to Save Bilic from the Sack
Holding Manchester City to a draw at the Etihad in the Premier League would be seen as a good result for many, but for Slaven Bilic, it has turned out not to be enough to save him from becoming the first manager to face the sack this season.
Second From Bottom
A goal difference of -16 and just seven points from 13 games was reportedly deemed not good enough by the West Brom board and they felt they needed to act now and remove the Croatian from his post as manager. Bilic took over at the Hawthornes on a two-year contract in the summer of 2019 from Darren Moore. He led the Baggies to the Premier League in his first season but it is believed that the board had taken the decision to replace the 52-year-old prior to the draw with Manchester City.
Contenders to Replace Bilic
Nigel Pearson and Mark Hughes are two managers who are currently available alongside Sam Allardyce, and West Brom will want to move quickly to replace Bilic. Allardyce, in particular, could be a good choice, and is reportedly in line to replace Bilic, when considering he has never been relegated from the top flight.
Whilst his style of football is not to everyone’s tastes, there is no doubt that he has what it takes to lead teams out of relegation scraps and he could be just the man that is needed to steer West Brom away from the Premier League’s bottom three.
Either way, the next appointment must be the right one, or West Brom risk dropping straight back down to the Championship- just one season after earning promotion out of England’s second tier.
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