On Monday, West Bromwich Albion relieved manager Steve Bruce of his duties. The club played to a scoreless draw at home against Luton Town on Saturday.
Currently, West Brom is in the relegation zone of the 2022/23 English Championship. After 13 games played in the league, the Baggies have just one win to go along with eight draws and four losses. The 11 points tie the club with Huddersfield, which is good for 22nd out of 24 teams in the league.
Bruce, who took over at the Hawthorns in February of last season, struggled in his time at the helm of the club. Bruce oversaw 32 games as manager of the club. West Brom sacks Steve Bruce after he only managed eight wins and 12 draws in those 32 games. Therefore, he led the team to 12 losses.
Last season, West Brom returned to the Championship after suffering relegation in 2020/21. The club finished 10th in the league. However, relegation into League One now seems a real possibility. Based on form, West Bromwich Albion is winless in its last nine games in all competitions. The side’s last win came against Hull City on Aug. 20, a 5-2 win.
West Brom fires Steve Bruce amid struggles
Along with Steve Bruce, West Brom sacked three members of the back room staff. Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence are two assistant coaches that Steve Bruce brings along with him. Also, Bruce’s son, Alex, who took up a coaching role at the club, is also out from West Brom.
Stepping in for Bruce is the club’s U-21’s head coach Richard Beale. He calls upon his assistant coaches James Morrison and Gary Walsh to help his management of the first team.
The club now enters the foray of trying to find a permanent replacement manager. There are no leading candidates up in the air right now, as the process only started on Monday.
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