West Bromwich Albion sack Steve Bruce following eight-game winless run

West Brom have sacked Steve Bruce following a run of one win in 13 Sky Bet Championship games.

Their poor start to the season sees West Brom languishing in the relegation zone and the club’s hierarchy have ended the former Newcastle manager’s eight-month tenure in charge of the club. They have also parted ways with key staff members such as Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence and son Alex Bruce.

A statement on the club’s official website said: “West Bromwich Albion have today parted company with manager Steve Bruce.

“Backroom staff Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence and Alex Bruce have also left The Hawthorns.

“The club would like to place on record its thanks to Steve Bruce and his coaching staff for their efforts since arriving in February.

“Under-21s coach Richard Beale will oversee first-team affairs on an interim basis, assisted by James Morrison and Gary Walsh.

“The process of recruiting a new manager is now under way and an appointment will be confirmed in due course.”

Steve Bruce was appointed in February to replace Valerien Ismael and was handed the challenge of leading them back to the Premier League. However, the Englishman could only lead them to a 10th-place finish.

West Brom have one win, eight draws, and four losses after 13 games in the Championship this season and will face 5th-place Reading this weekend.

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