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Championship: West Brom part ways with Steve Bruce

West Brom have sacked manager Steve Bruce after their 0-0 draw with Luton on Saturday.

The goalless draw followed a midweek defeat away to Preston and left the Baggies in the bottom three and two points from safety, having only won once in the Championship this season.

Bruce took charge of the midlands side in February this year and was tasked with trying to gain promotion back to Premier League, something Bruce has accomplished four times as a manager.

However across his 32 games in charge they only picked up 8 wins and with the club now in the bottom three the owners have called time on his tenure.

A statement from the club read: "West Bromwich Albion have today parted company with Manager Steve Bruce.

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."

West Brom's next game is away to fifth place Reading on Saturday.

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