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Premier League: Former Wigan boss Paul Jewell leaves coaching role at West Brom after a week


Paul Jewell has said he is seeking 'legal advice' after his departure from the West Brom coaching team after only a week.

The club announced his departure in the same statement that they also announced the appointment of Gerry Francis to the coaching staff.

The Baggies appointed former Stoke and Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis at the start of the year, and he moved quickly to bring in his own staff, with Paul Jewell coming in as asssitant head coach, alongside long time Pulis collaborator Dave Kemp.

But the club stated the Jewell himself had decided not to continue his role at the club 'on a more formal basis', which he has today disputed, telling sections of the press that his departure was 'not by mutual consent', and that it was now in the hands of his lawyers.

Jewell, 50, last managed Ipswich Town, leaving the club by mutual consent in 2012 and has worked as a pundit for Sky Sports regularly since then.

The appointment of Francis will not come as any great surprise given he, like Kemp, has worked under Pulis at both Stoke and Crystal Palace.

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