Tony Pulis has been sacked by West Brom after they were hammered 4-0 at home by Chelsea on Saturday.
And such is the nervousness of the Boards of Premier League clubs these days that as soon as there is any sign of trouble, they seem to sack their manager.
They are so scared of losing out on that massive Premier League rights money and disappearing down into the Championship for their £7M a season – although relegated PL clubs do get parachute payments for a while.
And it’s extremely difficult these days to come straight back up with some good teams currently in the Championship – as we found out last season.
West Brom are currently 4th bottom of the Premier League on 10 points from their 12 games and 4 points behind Newcastle, but they have lost their last 4 games.
Newcastle play at West Brom a week tomorrow night, so this could be good news for us since there will probably be a caretaker manager in charge at the Hawthorns next week.
Tony Pulis– sacked by West Brom
Gary Megson was the West Brom manager for four years from 2000, and he is the assistant manager there at the moment and very likely to be given a few games in charge of the team.
It can also work the other way with the players being inspired and wanting to give their best if a new manager (or even caretaker manager) is in by next week.
Newcastle play Watford at home on Saturday, and then we play at West Brom the following Tuesday night, and two wins in those games would be fantastic.
Then we are at Stamford Bridge the following Saturday afternoon.
Oh well – maybe we learned from the Manchester United game and can do a lot better at Chelsea?