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West Bromwich Albion Sack Manager Pepe Mel

pepe mel West Bromwich Albion Sack Manager Pepe Mel

Despite rescuing West Bromwich Albion from relegation, the club has sacked manager Pepe Mel today with immediate effect.

The club decided to sack Mel after a meeting between the board and the manager today. According to the club, both the manager and Board of Directors decided to part company with Mel by mutual consent.

Mel was appointed in January and was in charge of 17 Barclays Premier League matches, which yielded three wins, six draws and eight defeats.

West Brom finished in 17th position in the league, three points above relegation. When previous manager Steve Clarke was sacked in December, West Brom sat in 16th position. While Mel was only in charge of the club for a short time, his win percentage was just 17% compared to Steve Clarke, who had a win percentage of 32%.

Sporting & Technical Director Richard Garlick said:

“We would like to thank Pepe for his efforts over the past four months in helping to keep the Club in the Premier League and wish him well for the future.

“Both Pepe and the Club set out with the best intentions of making the appointment work. However, having reflected on events both on and off the field during our talks today, it became apparent that it was in the best interests of both parties for there to be an amicable parting.

“We are grateful for the manner in which the existing coaching staff and players have rallied behind Pepe to get the Club over the line in what has proved an extremely competitive division.”

David Gomez has also left the Club following the completion of his coaching contract.

Assistant Head Coach Keith Downing and Goalkeeper Coach Dean Kiely will remain in their current roles.

Garlick added:

“Although we have managed to achieve a fifth successive season of Premier League football, it has been a very disappointing campaign and lessons have been learned.

“The search for a new Head Coach has now begun. We aim to find the most suitable candidate who, with the support of the structure we have had in place for six years and are presently strengthening, will enable the Club to be more competitive next season.”

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4 Responses to West Bromwich Albion Sack Manager Pepe Mel

  1. scott says:

    Good luck finding a better replacement. He did a fair job with a squad which was mostly rubbish.

  2. Jake says:

    Lol why did they even sack Steve Clark.

  3. He's Livid says:

    Here’s a thought, how about spending a few quid on some better players?

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