Tony Pulis has been sacked by West Brom.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 20, 2017
Pulis is now the fifth Premier League manager to lose his job this season. Meanwhile, we are only in November. He now joins Frank de Boer (Crystal Palace), Craig Shakespeare (Leicester), Ronald Koeman (Everton) and Slaven Bilić (West Ham).
But what does that mean for West Brom going forward? Despite Pulis having an overall win rate of just 29.5 percent at the club, West Brom would finish 10th last season. Moreover, they’re just four points out of 12th as things stand. That’s how bad the Premier League is right now. More specifically—that’s how many bad clubs are in the Premier League right now.
But this is a results-based business. And simply put, he wasn’t getting them. That said, can this club do better than Pulis? Of course they can, but will they attempt to? That’s the better question. David Moyes still has a managerial job in the year 2017. I assume Alan Pardew’s name will be tossed around. Sam Allardyce could actually turn their season around—it’s what he does now—but I highly doubt he’s interested.
One thing is certain—we’re going to see a lot of the same names we always see. Because for some reason, these clubs never learn. But who knows—perhaps West Brom will surprise us.