West Brom have either been promoted or relegated 10 times in the previous 20 seasons, and former Premier League manager Lawrie Sanchez has predicted that remarkable run to continue next term.
Half of those have been promotions, but now three of them have been immediately followed by relegation.
The Baggies fate this time was sealed following their 3-1 defeat at Arsenal last month, ending Sam Allardyce’s proud record of never going down as a manager.
West Brom enjoyed a mini revival during April, including one of the shock results of the season at Chelsea, but it only delayed the inevitable, which came at the Emirates on May 9.
Allardyce won’t be in charge this season having announced following the defeat to former side West Ham that he’ll be leaving The Hawthorns.
Chris Wilder, who got Sheffield United out of the Championship in 2018-2019, is the favourite to replace him, but Sanchez believes that regardless of who the Baggies appoint, they’re well equipped to bounce back at the first time of asking.
He exclusively told Football FanCast:
“They’re a yo-yo club, West Brom. They are certainly a better club than Norwich in they’ve had more yo-yo payments and therefore the finances are probably in a better situation.
“They’ve got new owners, who will be wanting to get back to the Premier League, so I think that is set-up for them to come straight back up.”