West Bromwich Albion sack head coach Steve Clarke

English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion have sacked manager Steve Clarke, the club said in a statement.

West Brom manager's assistant also placed on leave

West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke’s assistant Kevin Keen has been placed on gardening leave, after Clarke was sacked tonight, the club said in a statement.

Sporting and Technical Director of the club Richard Garlick said:

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Steve and Kevin for their efforts over the past 18 months.

We wish them and their families well for the future.

West Brom manager fired after Premier League losses

The manager of West Bromwich has been sacked with "immediate effect", following consecutive losses in the Premier League.

In a statement on their website, the club said tonight:

Albion have won only seven of their 34 Barclays Premier League games during the calendar year – a 20 per cent win percentage yielding a total of only 31 points – despite a substantial investment in the first-team squad.

Joint-Assistant Head Coach Keith Downing will assume control of first-team affairs whilst the Club considers all available options for a new Head Coach.

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