West Brom sacks Clarke

English club side,West bromwich Albion have sacked manager of the club , Steve Clark after he suffered a fourth consecutive Premier League defeat.
West Brom are currently 16th on the table with just two points above the relegation places, after SaturdayÔÇÖs dispiriting 1-0 loss away to Cardiff City.
In a statement released by the club website on the sacking of the 50-year old,
“this evening relieved Head Coach Steve Clarke of his duties and placed him on gardening leave with immediate effect.
“This was the unanimous decision of the Football Club’s Board of Directors following a disappointing performance throughout 2013.
“Albion have won only seven of their 34 Barclays Premier League games during the calendar year ÔÇô a 20 per cent win percentage yielding a total of only 31 points ÔÇô despite a substantial investment in the first-team squad.”
Sporting & technical director Richard Garlick said: “We have reluctantly come to the decision to relieve Steve of his duties after very careful consideration.
“It has been well documented that we have not had the rub of the green in certain games this season but that does not cloud the generally disappointing points return during this calendar year, culminating in today’s fourth-successive defeat at Cardiff.
“This club’s track record proves we do not take such decisions lightly, having only enforced a change in this position three times in approximately 14 years.
“But with key games coming thick and fast, we felt it was important we acted now to give the club the best possible chance of a successful outcome this season.
“Our player wage bill is the highest in the club’s history and we feel we have built a squad capable of being very competitive in the Premier League.
“We now begin the search to find a new head coach who will work within our existing structure, which has been in place for the past six years.”