Roberto Di Matteo was dismissed as West Brom manager today with the club releasing this statement “This has been a tough decision but we, as a board, believe it is the right one to give the club the best possible chance of remaining in the Premier League … Our poor sequence of results stretches back more than three months and there has been little sign of it coming to an end. If this run continues much longer, achieving our goal of retaining our Premier League status will become increasingly difficult. That is why we felt compelled to act now.”

West Brom have only won 7 games out of 25, and have lost 13, but with the transfer window just closing it seems strange to get rid of a manager now rather than a month ago.

Di Matteo was hired as the Baggies manager 19 months ago and since then he got them back into the Premiership and yes even though they are in a relegation battle they havent played the worst football. by all means Di Matteo hasn’t done a bad job at West Brom and it will be interesting to see the fans views on his sacking.

A statement released by Di Matteo through the League Manager’s Association read: “I was extremely surprised and disappointed to be relieved of my duties today.

“Winning promotion to the Barclays Premier League with West Brom last season was without doubt one of the highlights of my career and certainly my managerial career.

“Playing in this league is tough and we have had to compete against some fantastic sides but we have shown that we can compete with the best.

“Apart from the first week of the season, the club has not been in the bottom three and has an important run of home fixtures coming up. I am disappointed that I don’t now have the chance to lead the team through this crucial period and keep them in the league.

“I wish the players well over the coming weeks and I thank them for the hard work they have put in and the great attitude they have shown. I would like to thank the staff at the club and of course the most loyal and fantastic fans, with whom I had a great relationship during my time at the club.”


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