Sam Allardyce has confirmed that he’s to depart West Bromwich Albion on the finish of the season, following the membership’s relegation to the Championship.
Allardyce took over on the Hawthorns in mid-December however was unable to avoid wasting the membership from their inevitable relegation again to the second division after only one season within the top flight.
In an announcement launched on the club’s official website, the previous England supervisor said that he had turned down a proposal to remain on the membership:
“West Bromwich Albion made me a beneficiant provide to remain at The Hawthorns that reveals the dedication of an formidable membership. After critical consideration I’ve determined to not settle for that supply.
“If I have been to remain and obtain promotion subsequent season the expectation can be for me to proceed for at the least one other season and, sadly, that’s not a dedication I really feel in a position to make at this stage of my profession.
“I imagine the membership now wants stability and continuity and this could, in my view, greatest be supplied by a younger and bold supervisor who can get us again to the place we ought to be as a longtime Premier League soccer membership.
Allardyce additionally thanked his workers and wished the membership the most effective of their hunt for his successor:
“I need to thank the gamers and workers, particularly Luke Dowling and Ken [Xu Ke], for his or her unwavering dedication to a really troublesome problem throughout my time on the membership. This problem was made all of the tougher, after all, by the enforced absence of the membership’s improbable supporters, a few of whom I’m delighted have been current for our ultimate dwelling recreation towards West Ham United.
“The membership have requested for my opinion on the qualities my successor would require and I’ve been more than pleased to supply my ideas. The seek for my substitute begins after the ultimate recreation of the season at Leeds United. Within the meantime, we will likely be concentrating totally on the preparation for that recreation and can do all the pieces we are able to to complete the season with as many factors as potential.”