West Bromwich Albion have parted company with manager Steve Clarke following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Cardiff.
Defeat left the Baggies down in 16th place, just two points ahead of the bottom three.
Peter Whittingham’s second half goal consigned Steve Clarke’s West Brom to their fourth straight defeat, having lost to Norwich, Manchester City and Newcastle in recent weeks and without a win in six.
Clarke joined West Brom in the summer of 2012, replacing Roy Hodgson who was appointed England manager and led the Baggies to 8th place in his first season in charge.
He made an impressive start with a 3-0 win over Liverpool and also picked up big wins over the likes of Clarke’s ex-club Chelsea and were involved in a special 5-5 draw in the last game of the season against Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game in charge.
They have found winning matches hard this season, having picked up just three wins in their 16 Premier League matches, drawing six although they did manage a more than impressive 2-1 away win at Old Trafford.
West Brom was Clarke’s first full time managerial job, having had a caretaker spell at Newcastle in 1999 and time as assistant manager at Chelsea, West Ham and Liverpool and leaves West Brom with a 32% win rate from his 59 games in charge.
West Brom are yet to announce who is to take over caretaker charge of the team, who face Hull in their next Premier League game at the Hawthorns.