English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion have sacked their Head Coach Slaven Bilić, replacing him with the experienced Sam Allardyce.
The club released a statement confirming the decision to part ways with Bilić and his technical team.
Later in the day West Brom confirmed that Sam Allardyce would be their new Manager.
West Brom are currently 19th in the league, but played to an impressive draw against Manchester City this week.
Bilić had been with the club for the past 18 months.
The statement read, “West Bromwich Albion have today parted company with Head Coach Slaven Bilić. “
“Assistant Coaches, Dean Računica and Danilo Butorović, and First Team Coach Julian Dicks have also left the club with immediate effect.”
“The Baggies are currently 19th in the Premier League table with seven points from 13 fixtures. “
“Albion would like to thank Slaven and his coaching staff for their efforts in achieving promotion last season and wishes them all well in the future. “
Allardyce returns to West Brom, 30 years after starting his coaching career at the club, working under Brian Talbot in 1989.
It is the now the eighth Premier League club the 66-year-old will take charge of.
“In Sam we have a man who has a proven Premier League pedigree with a track record of improving every club he managed,” Sporting and Technical Director Luke Dowling told the club’s website.
“We believe and more importantly, Sam believes we have a group of players that have the quality needed to give the club its best chance of Premier League survival.”