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West Brom sacks chairman, chief executive in response to poor form

West Brom sacks chairman, chief executive in response to poor form



by Daniel Rouse 1h ago

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West Bromwich Albiondismissed chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman on Tuesday amid a dire 2017-18 campaign that currently sees the club seven points adrift of safety.
The Premier League’s cellar-dweller also drafted Mark Jenkins, director of the club’s controlling company, WBA Holdings, back into the role of CEO.
The drastic changes behind the scenes were approved by Guochuan Lai, who completed his purchase of the club in September 2016.
Williams, who previously served as both chairman and chief executive during a 14-year stay at Blackburn Rovers, was recommended to Lai by West Brom’s previous owner, Jeremy Peace. Goodman succeeded Jenkins to become chief executive in November 2016.
“We would like to thank John and Martin for all their efforts since their appointments and wish them well for the future,” a club spokesperson said. Following Monday’s 3-0 defeat at Chelsea, West Brom is marooned at the foot of the Premier League table. Tony Pulis was sacked as manager in November after a winless run of 11 matches and a damning record of 0.99 goals scored per Premier League game. His successor, Alan Pardew, has yet to turn the club’s fortunes around, acquiring just one league win in 13 opportunities.
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West Brom is in FA Cup action this coming weekend with a Saturday set-to against Southampton. The Baggies then have a week off before returning to league duties by hosting Huddersfield Town, another team at severe risk of being relegated.

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