Mel Sacked By West Brom
West Bromwich Albion have today sacked their new manager Pepe Mel after a serious of rows between the Spaniard and his players. Mel, 50, was sacked by Spanish side Real Betis at the end of last season, despite guiding the club to a 7th place finish in their fist season back in the Spanish top flight after he had got them promoted in his first season in charge and was fuming after he got fired with no reason at all. The reasons that West Brom have fired him have been released in a club statement by chairman Jeremy Peace below.
"All of us at West Bromwich Albion are sorry for the decision to sack Pepe, as he never got the chance to even be in charge of a game in his time as West Bromwich Albion manager, but me and the fellow members of the board felt that the events that have taken place over the past month are ones we cannot ignore and we needed to take action. On the training ground there was a lack of communication due to the fact that Pepe cannot speak English too great. Because of this lack of communication, he has been involved in a few bust ups with players such as Nicolas Anelka, Diego Lugano who speaks fluent Spanish, Saido Berahino and Jonas Olsson, and the bust ups have all occurred because he cannot get his ideas across to the team correctly. We can't have the manager fighting with the players here at the club, and subsequently we have decided to take action. This summer has not been great with Steve Clark stepping down, and now we are once again manager-less after we sacked Pepe Mel, but we can guarantee the fans we will sort out this situation as soon as possible so we can get back on track with football and focus on the upcoming season."