It has been a rather turbulent few days for West Bromwich Albion, having drawn with Ipswich Town last weekend before swiftly and controversially sacking manager Darren Moore.
The Baggies were sat in fourth place when the decision was made, leading to plenty of local criticism of the club.
Club coach Jimmy Shan will take charge of the club for the next two games now as he looks to earn the job until the end of the season, starting with the visit of Swansea City tonight.
11 points separate them from Norwich City, who currently sit in second place whereas Graham Potter’s Swans’ side occupy 15th.
It would be a huge shock if the Baggies were to close that gap and there are plenty of issues at the club that needs to be sorted before that happens.
Here, then, are THREE major problems that need to be solved at the Hawthorns as soon as possible…
It was one of Moore’s biggest flaws.
West Brom often played in bizarre set-ups with Dwight Gayle frequently played on the wing and an ageing midfield that offered little in a three.
Shan will need to sort that immediately to get them back in the race for automatic promotion.
The decision to sack Moore has caused a noticeable split in the fanbase, something that always hinders a team.
They must work towards healing that divide as soon as possible, and a big win against the Swans would be a good way to start.
The sacking of Moore seemed to point to panic among the club’s hierarchy.
It seems as though they had assumed they would be promoted back to the Premier League next season and have no plans in place if another season in the second-tier arrives.
And, as this now looks more likely than not, it must be sorted now.