16 December 2020 – Slaven Bilić has become the first Premier League manager to be fired in the 2020/21 season.
The 52-year-old Croatian, who led the club to the Premier League in his first season with the club last year, leaves after a 1-1 draw with Manchester City last night.
The official statement from the club below in full:
West Bromwich Albion have today parted company with Head Coach Slaven Bilić.
Assistant Coaches, Dean Računica and Danilo Butorović, and First Team Coach Julian Dicks have also left the club with immediate effect.
The Baggies are currently 19th in the Premier League table with seven points from 13 fixtures.
Albion would like to thank Slaven and his coaching staff for their efforts in achieving promotion last season and wishes them all well in the future.
The club will make no further comment at this time.
When Bilić was asked about his future last night after the draw at Etihad Stadium, he said: “I’m very calm. I love my job, I enjoy it and I’m working hard for myself and my staff for the club. Everything else is out of my control. I’m just doing my best. I’m not bothered what’s happening behind the scenes – I don’t care.”