Alex Bruce, son of Steve Bruce, leaves as West Brom boss sacked with Baggies in Championship relegation zone

As West Bromwich Albion sacks Steve Bruce, his son Alex Bruce is another to leave the club.
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Alex Bruce has left West Bromwich Albion, along with assistant manager Stephen Clemence and fellow coach Steve Agnew. The trio departed after it was announced the Baggies would part company with head coach Steve Bruce.

Alex - son of Steve - took on a coaching role at West Brom in February of this year, but now leaves after 32 games with the club. He had previously been at Macclesfield Town but made the step up to the Championship to join his father.

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A club statement reads: “West Bromwich Albion have today parted company with Manager Steve Bruce. Backroom staff Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence and Alex Bruce have also left The Hawthorns.

“The club would like to place on record its thanks to Steve Bruce and his coaching staff for their efforts. Under-21s coach Richard Beale will oversee first-team affairs on an interim basis, assisted by James Morrison and Gary Walsh.”

Pressure had been mounting on those in the dugout after a severely disappointing start to the season. West Brom have only managed one win in 13 fixtures so far this campaign, drawing eight and losing four.

The Baggies currently sit in 22nd position, threatened in the relegation zone alongside Huddersfield Town and Coventry City. Both sides have games in hand, with the latter having played three matches less.

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The process of recruiting a new manager and coaching staff is underway and appointments will be confirmed in due course. Former Burnley manager Sean Dyche has been listed as an early favourite by the bookies.

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