English Championship bound West Bromwich Albion has confirmed that manager Sam Allardyce will be leaving the club at the end of the season.
Allardyce was tasked with keeping the Baggies in the Premier League having been appointed in December together with assistant Sammy Lee and first-team coach Robbie Stockdale who the club confirmed will be leaving with him.
“West Bromwich Albion Football Club can confirm Sam Allardyce will step down from his post as head coach at the end of the season.
“Allardyce’s long-time assistant Sammy Lee and first-team coach Robbie Stockdale will also depart The Hawthorns and the trio leave with the club’s best wishes for the future,” a statement from the cub noted.
On his side, Sporting and technical director, Luke Dowling, said: “Sam, Sammy, and Robbie came in at a really difficult time for the football club and worked tirelessly in their efforts to keep the club in the Premier League.
“Unfortunately, collectively, we were unable to achieve our goal of surviving relegation. In the second half of the season, we played with passion and desire, delivering some memorable results with organized, entertaining football.”
Earlier, Allardyce had indicated that the club had offered him a deal to be with them in the Championship but felt it was not the direction he wanted to take in his career.
Allardyce will now take charge of the club in their last Premier League game against Leeds on Sunday before the club leaves for the Championship.