The 1-1 home draw for West Brom against struggling Ipswich Town at the weekend was to prove to be manager Darren Moore’s final match in charge at the Hawthorns.
The 44-year-old was sacked by the club following the match, having left the Baggies fourth in the Championship, nine points off the automatic promotion places.
Moore was appointed on a caretaker basis in April 2018 after the Baggies parted company with Alan Pardew, before being given the post permanently following their relegation from the Premier League.
So were West Brom right to sack Moore?
“It doesn’t surprise me.
“I said a couple of weeks ago they were up there in spite of him, not because of him.
“It seemed harsh not to give him the whole season, but that’s football.
“Recent performances haven’t suggested he’ll succeed in the play-offs.”
“What a ludicrous decision this is.
“I agree that West Brom weren’t in a good run of form, but to sack him when the Baggies are in the play-off places, is a farcical decision.
“They’ll live to regret this.
“I didn’t realise it was April 1 already – what an absolute joke.
“The club are fourth, they can still be promoted, it’s farcical.
“Moore stabilised the club, and now it’s up in the air once more – ludicrous decision.”