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Pepe Mel leaves West Brom as manager by mutual consent

The Baggies narrowly avoided the drop after the Spanish coach replaced Steve Clarke midway through the season.

West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel salutes fans after the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns against Stoke.
West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel salutes fans after the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns against Stoke.
Image: Joe Giddens

PEPE MEL HAS left his role as West Brom manager by mutual consent, the club announced today.

The Baggies narrowly avoided the drop after Mel replaced Steve Clarke as coach midway through the season, as they finished just three points off the relegation places.

Following the announcement, Sporting and Technical Director Richard Garlick said: “We would like to thank Pepe for his efforts over the past four months in helping to keep the Club in the Premier League and wish him well for the future.

“Both Pepe and the Club set out with the best intentions of making the appointment work. However, having reflected on events both on and off the field during our talks today, it became apparent that it was in the best interests of both parties for there to be an amicable parting.

“We are grateful for the manner in which the existing coaching staff and players have rallied behind Pepe to get the Club over the line in what has proved an extremely competitive division.”

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