Sam Allardyce has been named the new manager of English Premier League side West Brom barely 24 hours after Slaven Bilic was issued the marching orders.
The Baggies came from a goal down to pull a surprise 1-1 draw away to City at the Etihad on Tuesday night, with a Ruben Dias own goal cancelling out Ilkay Gundogan’s opener in the first half.
Despite helping his side secure a valuable point in Manchester, Bilic has now been relieved of his managerial duties, with the club confirming this:
“West Bromwich Albion have today parted company with head coach Slaven Bilic,” an official statement released by the club on Wednesday read. “Assistant coaches, Dean Racunica and Danilo Butorovic, and first-team coach Julian Dicks have also left the club with immediate effect.
“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. The club will make no further comment at this time.”
West Brom did not waste any time in naming the Croatian’s successor, with Allardyce returning to football for the first time since leaving Everton at the end of the 2017-18 season.
They become the 10th club with who the 66-year-old has held a full-time role in his long managerial career, having also had a short stint at the England helm in 2016.