Tottenham clash could spell the end for West Brom manager


It's been a tough return to Premier League life for West Bromwich Albion.

The midlands side secured automatic promotion last term after an excellent season, but this term looks like it could be a struggle.

As it stands the Baggies are sitting in 18th place in the table after failing to win any of their opening seven fixtures.

While facing some tough fixtures in the opening weeks, West Brom have faced more 'winnable' matches of late.

One of those was the game against Fulham last week which saw them comfortably beaten 2-0 by the play-off winners.

That defeat has set alarm bells ringing at the Hawthorns and according to reports, a big decision could be on the horizon.

Reports from the Daily Mail have claimed that Slaven Bilic's job could be at risk if they fail to get a result against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

It's said that a storm has been brewing behind the scenes with the former West Ham boss said to be unhappy at the club's movements in the transfer market this summer.


As a result West Brom have been sounding out potential options to replace Bilic with the upcoming international break seen as the ideal time to make a change.

Bilic was asked about his position in his pre-Tottenham press conference and said: "I have been in football a long time and the pressure is always there.

‘I thought we were going to do better. Are we rock bottom? No. We are in the relegation zone by one point.

'Am I happy about that? No. But are we going to panic and lose belief? No. We have to be ready for a gun fight and to get away from the situation.’


GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

West Brom were always going to struggle this season.

After securing promotion last term and the growing stature of clubs in the top flight it was always going to be a huge ask to acclimatise to life in the fast lane.

That said, it's been a shocking start.

To go seven games without a win is not good enough, and given that they've played against the likes of Fulham, Brighton and Burnley in recent weeks, it's poor that they've yet to record a win.

Of course there's a long way to go this term, but perhaps bringing someone else in will galvanise the group and help them to grind out the results needed to stay up.

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