All change in West Brom boardoom

Guochuan Lai poses at Hawthorns

The first club chairman in the Premier League to be sacked due to poor results has admitted his surprise at getting the chop. There will be no further comment from the Club at this time.

The sackings were announced hours after West Brom lost 3-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

Manager Alan Pardew has won just one of his 13 league games in charge since he replaced Tony Pulis in November.

Since Watford sent Marco Silva packing last month the Premier League Sack Race has been dominated by two managers: Antonio Conte and Mauricio Pellegrino.

The Telegraph reports that despite the boardroom changes Pardew remains safe for now, although his "methods and management are understood to be causing some friction within the squad".

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According to the Metro , Antonio Conte has come out in defence of his players, after Roy Keane labelled them as "unprofessional". He failed to score but assisted Eden Hazard on Chelsea's third goal and forced Ben Foster into several impressive saves.

"But I'm aware that while I'm joining one of the great, traditional clubs of English football, it is one determined to go forward in the Premier League".

Owner Guochuan Lai bought the club from Jeremy Peace in 2016 and appointed Williams, the former Blackburn chairman, but he has acted with West Brom, who were last relegated in 2009, in danger of the drop.

West Brom owner Guochuan Lai appears exhausted of counting losses and has taken the drastic decision to sack Chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman in response to the club's woeful Premier League campaign.

But the expected recovery under Pardew hasn't materialised.

They have some respite from their league woes this weekend when they face fellow strugglers Southampton in the FA Cup.

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