West Brom sack head coach Clarke after fourth straight PL loss

London, Dec 15: Steve Clarke has been sacked as head coach of West Bromwich Albion following a fourth straight Premier League loss, according to reports.

According to the BBC, the 50-year-old Scot’s last game in charge was a 1-0 defeat by Cardiff on Saturday, which left the Baggies two points above the relegation zone.

Albion have won only seven of their 34 Premier League games in 2013, the report said.

Joint-assistant head coach Keith Downing will take control of first-team affairs while the club look for a new head coach, the report added.

A West Brom statement said Clarke has been placed on gardening leave with immediate effect, along with his other assistant, Kevin Keen, the report mentioned. (ANI)