Another one bites the dust at struggling West Brom

Date published: Thursday 12th April 2018 10:58 - Robert McCarthy

Technical director Nick Hammond is to leave West Brom, the club have announced.

Hammond has become the latest casualty of Albion’s calamitous campaign as they lurch towards relegation from the Premier League, which could be confirmed on Saturday, and prepare for life back in the Championship.

The 50-year-old’s position had come under pressure following the role he played in Alan Pardew’s appointment as head coach in November.

Pardew, who worked under Hammond at Reading earlier in his managerial career, won only one top flight match and was sacked last week following a club record run of eight Premier League defeats.

Hammond’s departure follows the sackings in February of chief executive Martin Goodman and chairman John Williams by the club’s owner Guochuan Lai.

“West Bromwich Albion are a great football club which I was honoured to be a part of, great people, great supporters. I wish them every success going forward as I move on to future projects,” said Hammond in a statement on the club’s official website.

Chief executive officer Mark Jenkins said: “We would like to place on record our gratitude for Nick’s efforts during his two years in the role and wish him every success for his future.”

The statement went on to add that the club would be making an announcement about its restructure plans in due course.

West Brom will be relegated on Sunday if they lose to Manchester United at Old Trafford and results the previous day go against them.

 

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