West Bromwich Albion Sack Manager Roberto Di Matteo

Posted by admin on Sunday, 6 February 2011

Baggies relieve boss from duties.
West Bromwich Albion have sacked manager Roberto Di Matteo and have placed him on gardening leave with instant effect.

The decision stems back from a unanimous decision between the club’s Board of Directors due to a poor run of form, having lost 13 of their last 18 games in all competitions and winning only three.

First-Team coach Michael Appleton will take charge of the managerial position until the board decide on a suitable appointment.

Chairman Jeremy Peace believes that the decision was in the club’s best interests, as they attempt to stay in the Premier League by fighting what is a very compact relegation zone.

"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 Barclays Premier League,” said Peace to the club’s official website.