WEST BROM SACK BILIC DESPITE DRAW
West Brom have sacked Slaven Bilic as their head coach despite the impressive result that he masterminded at Manchester City in their Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night. The news of his dismissal was confirmed by the club on Wednesday afternoon and widespread reports say that ex-Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce is in line to replace him as the new head coach at the Hawthorns.
Slaven Bilic led West Brom to the Premier League this season after securing automatic promotion from the Championship. The Baggies finished last season in second place in the English Championship and that ensured that the club returned to the top flight of English football two years after suffering relegation. Slaven Bilic and West Brom have struggled for form in the Premier League this season with a record of one win in the first13 games in the league this season.
Bilic has lost his job as the West Brom boss despite leading the Baggies to a battling 1-1 draw at Manchester City in a week 13 clash played at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. Ahead of the Manchester City game, West Brom had picked up one win in their last five games while losing the other four games and many expected them to succumb to a heavy defeat at the hands of Manchester City but that was not the case as they restricted their hosts to just one goal.
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan scored the opening goal of the game for the Citizens past the half hour mark off an assist from the impressive Raheem Sterling before Manchester City centre back Ruben Dias inadvertently put through his own net off a shot from West Brom defender Semi Ajayi. West Brom battled for that point as the players put their bodies on the line in the second half to earn the result. West Brom had recorded a solitary point from their six away games in the league this season and the point earned against Manchester City made it two points from seven away games for the Baggies.
The good result earned against Manchester City didn't save Slaven Bilic from the sack as West Brom became the first club to sack their manager this season.