As West Brom resorted to a dramatic move to climb out of the relegation zone, Slaven Bilic became the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season.

Sam Allardyce is the primary contender to fill the vacancy, with West Brom believing that the 66-year-old will take the club to safety due to his experience and know-how. In the Premier League, Allardyce, a Dudley native, has led seven clubs and has never been relegated. On Wednesday, on TalkSport, he was supposed to host a tea-time show but pulled out of the engagement.

The club revealed the decision to fire Bilic in a brief statement.

“West Bromwich Albion today parted company with head coach Slaven Bilic. The assistant coaches of Dean Racunica and Danilo Butorovic and first-team coach Julian Dicks have quit the club with immediate effect.”

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