After unceremoniously sacking Steve Clarke back in December, West Bromwich Albion’s hierarchy are at it again, dismissing boss Pepe Mel after just five months in the job.
Mel guided West Brom to safety, finishing one point ahead of Norwich City in 18th, achieving just three wins in his 17 league matches in charge.
Despite his poor record, Mel was thought to be a popular man amongst his players, who had admitted his methods were taking some getting used to.
With little backing in January, and no chance to bring in his own people, Mel was left hanging out to dry, and clearly many fans shared these sentiments.
Sad that Pepe Mel’s left West Brom, really feel he could have done a lot there with a pre season under his belt.
— Daniel Murphy (@Murbroski) May 12, 2014
— Throstle4life (@Throstle4life34) May 12, 2014
‘Where did it go wrong for Pepe Mel?’. Did it even go wrong? He kept them up.
— Conor Greenwood (@conorbgreenwood) May 12, 2014
It’s a joke the way Pepe Mel has been sacked, thought he was a decent manager me, top bloke as well!
— Crawford Wall (@CrawfordWall) May 12, 2014