Pepe Mel Departs West Bromby Mick Bates / 12 May 2014, 15:25Tweet
After just five months in charge at the Hawthorns, West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel has left the club by "mutual consent". The Spaniard was less than a third through his 18 month contract with the club and his departure from The Hawthorns comes less than 24 hours after the end of the 2013/14 Premier League season.
The Baggies ended a disappointing season finishing in 17th place in the table with 36 points and just three above the relegation zone, but they had effectively managed to secure their Premier League status with their last win of the season which was back on April 26th with a 1-0 win victory over West Ham. The side subsequently managed to lose their following three fixtures but were luckily able to escape relegation due to Norwich and Fulham both being unable to capitalise on the West Midlands club's predicament.
Mel took over the managerial duties from Steve Clarke who had been placed on gardening leave in December 2013 with the side sitting in 14th place. His first full game in charge at the Hawthorns was with the 1-1 draw against Everton on January 20th 2014.
During his time with West Brom, Mel oversaw 17 league games but only managed to claim three wins and claim 10 points in total.
Names in the mix to be the next West Brom manager include the recently club-less Chris Hughton, former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay and current Spurs boss Tim Sherwood whose future at White Hart Lane is uncertain.