According to some breaking news from The Telegraph, Slaven Bilic has now been sacked by West Brom – and he’s set to be replaced by a former Newcastle United boss.
As revealed by John Percy, Sam Allardyce has agreed to take the job after two years out of the game, with him expected to be unveiled at The Hawthorns in the next 48 hours.
The Telegraph report that big Sam will sign an initial deal until the end of the season, however that contract will be extended by a further 12 months should he keep the Baggies up.
Despite his notoriously unattractive brand of football, the 66-year-old has never tasted relegation at Premier League level, with him keeping up the likes of Sunderland and Crystal Palace in recent years after landing both jobs mid-season.
He’s been out of work since Everton sacked him in May 2018 and could take charge of their clash with Aston Villa this weekend should he pass a Covid test at his home today.
As for Bilic, he’s become the first casualty of the 2020/21 season – despite his side securing a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Manchester City last night!