May 20, 2021

West Brom Coach to Step Down

Sam Allardyce is stepping down from his position as head coach of West Bromwich Albion.

The 66-year-old manager commenced his coaching spell with the English outfit in December last year after his predecessor, Slaven Bilic, was sacked.

However, following his side’s 3-1 defeat to West Ham on Wednesday, 19 May, Allardyce announced his resignation, which comes into effect at the end of the 2020/2021 English Premier League (EPL) season.

In a statement posted on the Baggies’ website, Allardyce said: “West Bromwich Albion made me a generous offer to stay at The Hawthorns that shows the commitment of an ambitious club. After serious consideration, I have decided not to accept that offer.”

Feeling that he is unable to make a commitment “at this stage of my career”, he added: “I believe the club now needs stability and continuity and this would, in my opinion, best be provided by a young and ambitious manager who can get us back to where we should be.”

Allardyce’s news comes nearly two weeks after lowly-ranked West Brom were relegated from the EPL to the English Football League Championship.

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