Allardyce returns to Premier League after struggling West Brom sack Bilic regardless of draw at Manchester Metropolis
The Croatian has been relieved of his managerial duties on the Hawthorns with the Baggies languishing within the relegation zone
West Brom have introduced Sam Allardyce because the membership’s new head coach after sacking Slaven Bilic simply sooner or later after their spectacular draw towards Manchester Metropolis at Etihad Stadium.
The Baggies pulled off one of many shock outcomes of the season by incomes a 1-1 draw away at Metropolis on Tuesday evening, with a Ruben Dias personal objective cancelling out Ilkay Gundogan’s opener within the first half.
Regardless of seeing his facet choose up a reputable level in Manchester, Bilic has now been relieved of his managerial duties, with West Brom confirming his departure by way of their web site.
“West Bromwich Albion have at the moment parted firm with head coach Slaven Bilic,” an official assertion launched by the membership on Wednesday learn. “Assistant coaches, Dean Racunica and Danilo Butorovic, and first-team coach Julian Dicks have additionally left the membership with fast impact.
“Albion want to thank Slaven and his teaching employees for his or her efforts in reaching promotion final season and needs all of them nicely sooner or later. The membership will make no additional remark at the moment.”
The Baggies didn’t waste any time in naming the Croatian’s successor, with Allardyce returning to soccer for the primary time since leaving Everton on the finish of the 2017-18 season.
We’re delighted to substantiate the appointment of Sam Allardyce as our new Head Coach ✍️
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) December 16, 2020
They change into the tenth membership with who the 66-year-old has held a full-time function in his lengthy managerial profession, having additionally had a brief stint on the England helm in 2016.
The draw with Metropolis did little to carry the temper of doom surrounding the membership after a poor begin to the 2020-21 marketing campaign, however Bilic was happy along with his group’s efficiency on the Etihad and known as for them to hold that degree of willpower ahead for the remainder of the season in his post-match interview.
“We defended brilliantly, it is a fantastic level however greater than that it reveals we all know what we’ve got to do in each recreation,” he mentioned. “We’re defending for our lives, able to die for one another on the pitch and that is all I can ask.”
Nonetheless, the Croatian is not going to see within the new yr with the West Midlands-based outfit, who’re languishing down in nineteenth within the present Premier League standings having solely gained certainly one of their opening 13 fixtures.
The Baggies are two factors adrift of Seventeenth-placed Burnley with a troublesome house conflict towards Aston Villa up subsequent on Sunday.
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