Basement club West Brom have dismissed chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman from their posts because of the Midlands club’s poor league form.
West Brom lost 3-0 at Chelsea on Monday night and are now seven points adrift of safety with 11 Premier League games to go prompting the owner Guochuong Lai to react to the club’s wretched run of form in the league.
The new decision was conveyed via a club statement which said that the changes “follow Albion’s poor results”.
It further revealed that both Williams and Goodman “have been placed on garden leave with immediate effect”, with Mark Jenkins now the new chief executive for The Baggies.
The club sacked Tony Pulis as manager on the 20th of November prompting the appointment of Alan Pardew who has only won one league game from 13 since taking over.
A club spokesman said: “We would like to thank John and Martin for all their efforts since their appointments and wish them well for the future.”
The new chief executive added: “There is much to do but for now the focus must solely be on the remaining games of this season.”
West Brom have a home tie against Southampton on Saturday in the fifth round of the FA Cup before hosting Huddersfield Town in a must-win game if they have any plan to preserve their eight-year stay in the top flight.