Former Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce sacked by West Brom after just 32 games

Steve Bruce has been sacked by West Bromwich Albion, one year after leaving Newcastle United.

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Former Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce has been sacked by West Bromwich Albion after just 32 games in charge.

The 61-year-old had been under intense pressure at the Hawthorns in recent weeks having failed to win any of his last nine matches.

When Bruce took charge in February, Albion were sixth in the Championship table. He leaves them 22nd with 11 points from their opening 13 games.

His former Magpies assistant coaches Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence, and his son Alex, have also been relieved of their duties.

West Brom club statement

“West Bromwich Albion have today parted company with Manager Steve Bruce,” a club statement read.

“Backroom staff Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence and Alex Bruce have also left The Hawthorns.

“The club would like to place on record its thanks to Steve Bruce and his coaching staff for their efforts since arriving in February.

“Under-21s coach Richard Beale will oversee first-team affairs on an interim basis, assisted by James Morrison and Gary Walsh.

“The process of recruiting a new Manager is now under way and an appointment will be confirmed in due course.”

Sacked one year after leaving Newcastle United

Bruce’s departure from West Brom comes almost a year after he was sacked by Newcastle following the Saudi Arabian-led takeover.

The former Manchester United defender said he considered retirement as a result of his two years at St James’ Park.

However, Bruce was back in the dugout just four months later and failed in his efforts to guide Albion back to the Premier League.

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