WEST BROM FIRE CHAIR, CHIEF EXEC

The Witness - - SPORT -

WEST Bromwich Al­bion have sacked chair­per­son John Wil­liams and chief ex­ec­u­tive Martin Good­man af­ter the club’s poor re­sults this sea­son, the rel­e­ga­tion­threat­ened Pre­mier League side said yes­ter­day.

The club, owned by Chi­nese in­vest­ment group Yunyi Guokai (Shang­hai) Sports De­vel­op­ment Ltd, added that Mark Jenk­ins would reprise his role as chief ex­ec­u­tive, hav­ing re­cently been ap­pointed as a di­rec­tor of the club’s con­trol­ling com­pany WBA Hold­ings.

“We would like to thank John and Martin for all their ef­forts since their ap­point­ments and wish them well for the fu­ture,” a club spokesper­son said.

“There is much to do but for now the fo­cus must solely be on the re­main­ing games of this sea­son,” said Jenk­ins, whose pre­vi­ous stint as CEO lasted 14 years.

West Brom are bot­tom of the league af­ter 27 matches, with 20 points af­ter three wins, 11 draws and 13 de­feats. They have lost their last three league games.

The Mid­lands club made a bright start to the cur­rent sea­son with vic­to­ries in their first two games be­fore go­ing 20 games with­out a win. They sacked man­ager Tony Pulis and re­placed him with Alan Pardew in Novem­ber.

Wil­liams was ap­pointed chair­per­son of West Brom in 2016 when Chi­nese busi­ness­man Guochuan Lai, con­trol­ling share­holder of Yunyi Guokai (Shang­hai) Sports De­vel­op­ment Ltd, com­pleted his takeover of the club.

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