Sam Allardyce has introduced he’s stepping down from his position as West Bromwich Albion coach on the finish of the season.
West Brom had been relegated from the Premier League earlier this month, marking the primary time in Allardyce’s managerial profession that one in every of his sides has gone down.
Moments after the Baggies suffered a 3-1 house defeat by West Ham – one in every of Allardyce’s former golf equipment – West Brom launched an announcement from their soon-to-be ex-coach, who will oversee one ultimate sport earlier than leaving his position.
“West Bromwich Albion made me a beneficiant provide to remain at The Hawthorns that reveals the dedication of an formidable membership,” started the 66-year-old’s assertion. “After severe consideration I’ve determined to not settle for that provide.
“If I had been to remain and obtain promotion subsequent season the expectation can be for me to proceed for a minimum of one other season and, sadly, that isn’t a dedication I really feel in a position to make at this stage of my profession.
“I imagine the membership now wants stability and continuity and this is able to, for my part, finest be supplied by a younger and bold supervisor who can get us again to the place we ought to be as a longtime Premier League soccer membership.
“I need to thank the gamers and employees, particularly Luke Dowling and Ken (Xu Ke), for his or her unwavering dedication to a really troublesome problem throughout my time on the membership. This problem was made all of the harder, in fact, by the enforced absence of the membership’s incredible supporters, a few of whom I’m delighted had been current for our ultimate house sport in opposition to West Ham United.
“The membership have requested for my opinion on the qualities my successor would require and I’ve been more than pleased to supply my ideas. The seek for my alternative begins after the ultimate sport of the season at Leeds United. Within the meantime, we will probably be concentrating totally on the preparation for that sport and can do the whole lot we are able to to complete the season with as many factors as doable.”
Allardyce signed an 18-month contract as he took over from Slaven Bilic – one other former West Ham coach – in December, with West Brom nineteenth within the desk.
The Baggies’ ultimate sport of the season will probably be an away fixture in opposition to Leeds on Sunday.