Another Premier League manager has been axed today, with West Brom sacking Tony Pulis following Saturday’s 4-0 home defeat to Chelsea.
You’re probably wondering why this is NUFC related, but this will affect us, with West Brom’s next home game being against us at the Hawthorns a week tomorrow.
Pulis leaves the Baggies just a point above the relegation zone, having won just twice in their last 21 league games, and the impact of his departure really could go either way ahead of next week’s game.
The bad news is West Brom could be handed an untimely boost for the game if a new manager is in place by then, with them likely to have some new-found momentum if next Tuesday’s game were to be their home debut. Sam Allardyce is said to be an early contender – a man who has a history of keeping teams up.
The potential good news however is that West Brom have put Gary Megson in first-team affairs until further notice, suggesting he’ll be in charge of their next few games – a move that supporters don’t seem too keen on at all.
That brief moment of optimism for West Brom fans as Tony Pulis is sacked quickly crushed by the news Gary Megson will take charge. pic.twitter.com/1GuIdztDUv
— Andrew Musgrove (@ADMusgrove) November 20, 2017
Hopefully, there’s not a new man in charge at West Brom this time next week. If not, I’d fancy our chances..