West Bromwich Albion confirm sacking of Head Coach Valerien Ismael

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed the sacking of Head Coach Valerien Ismael after just seven months in charge.

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed the sacking of Head Coach Valerien Ismael after just seven months in charge.

Ismael was appointed at the end of June after a guiding Barnsley to fifth in the Championship the season prior.

A large compensation deal was agreed with the Tykes in order to bring the French coach to the Hawthorns and he now leaves after just seeing out seven months of that said deal.

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At a glance: 5 key points

  • West Brom have confirmed that Valerien Ismael has left his position as Head Coach
  • Assistant Head Coach Adam Murray has also departed
  • Ismael replaced Sam Allardyce as manager in June 2021 after the Baggies were relegated from the Premier League
  • Friction with his playing staff, discontent among fans and a bad run of form are all said to be reasons behind the sacking
  • He leaves West Brom fifth in the Championship table with 12 wins, nine draws and eight losses

What’s been said

West Brom club statement:

“West Bromwich Albion Football Club can confirm Valérien Ismaël has today left his position as head coach.

“Assistant head coach Adam Murray has also departed The Hawthorns.

“The club would like to place on record its thanks to Valérien and Adam for their efforts and wishes them well in the future.

“The process of recruiting a new head coach is now under way and an appointment will be announced in due course.”

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