Tony Pulis has been sacked as West Bromwich manager after almost three years in charge. The 59-year-old led the West Brom side to league finishes of 13th, 14th and 10th position.
West Brom suffered a very embarrassing 4-0 loss to Chelsea on Saturday which has led to the sacking of manager Tony Pulis. The baggies have only won two of their last 21 league games and sit just above the relegation zone. They are without a win since August 19th.
Gary Megson has been put in charge of West Brom temporarily. Chairman John Williams expressed the club’s appreciation for the hard work Tony Pulis put into the club and wished him well for the future.
Pulis is well known for his successful time at Stoke City where he guided them to Premier League promotion in 2008. He then left the Potters in November 2013 for Crystal Palace, where he was named manager of the year for leading the suffering club to safety from relegation.
According to Sky Sports, the top contenders to replace Pulis include Michael O’Neill, Sam Allardyce, Ronald Koeman and Derek McInnes. Michael O’Neill is the current Northern Ireland manager who has impressed recently by leading Northern Ireland to World Cup play-offs where they were narrowly beaten by Switzerland, putting him as the current favourite to replace Pulis.
Sam Allardyce has a good record of helping teams out of relegation, this makes him a possible target. Although, the 63-year-old did not show any interest in the position at Everton, so he may not be looking for another Premier League managerial position.
Derek McInnes is the current manager in Aberdeen, but has been linked with a move to Rangers. With no formal talks happening yet, he could be interested in returning to one of his former clubs. The 46-year-old was at the Hawthorns for three seasons between 2000 and 2003.