West Brom have announced that Technical Director Nick Hammond will be leaving the club, amid plans for a restructure of the club’s backroom staff.

Hammond was only in the job for two years but was heavily criticised during his tenure. The former Technical Director played a key role in the hiring of Alan Pardew, with many criticising the move to appoint the former Crystal Palace and Newcastle boss.

Hammond also played a part in Albion’s disaster of a transfer window in the Summer, when the club splurged over £40 million on players who have really failed to deliver.

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This follow’s sackings in February, where chief executive Martin Goodman and chairman John Williams were sacked by Albion’s Chinese owner Gouchan Lai.

In a statement, Albion 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 outgoing Nick Hammond also said:

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.

The club have announced they will be announcing it’s restructuring plans in due course, with the club almost doomed to drop to the Championship next