The Chinese owner of West Bromwich has dismissed Slaven Bilic. Several well-known specialists are being considered to replace him.
Unexpectedly for many, West Bromwich reached the away draw with Manchester City (1: 1), but this fact could not save the head coach of Albion Slaven Bilic. The leaders of the club fired the Croatian specialist, and this information was officially confirmed.
Bilic, 52, has worked at West Bromwich Albion since 2019 and brought the team back to the Premier League in the summer. It is true that Bilic was supported by a large part of the fans. But the Chinese owner of the club, billionaire Lai Guochuan, still decided to let him go. He is unhappy that West Bromwich Albion have only 1 win and 7 points after 13 games. It is noteworthy that the team celebrated this victory on November 28, with the last place Sheffield United, which was followed by a draw with Crystal Palace 1: 5 and Newcastle 1: 2, and now with City.
Slaven Bilic is the first coach in the Premier League to lose a job this season. Along with him, the entire coaching staff also resigned. Nothing has been said about the Croatian replacement in the club yet. According to English media, the candidates are Sam Allardyce, Nigel Pearson, Mark Hughes and Eddie Howe.