It has been a season that no West Brom fan will want to remember any time soon.
West Brom’s eight-year stay in the Premier League has been ended after a terrible season of bad performances which saw them finish in 20th place.
The Baggies came into the season with Tony Pulis as manager and then replaced him with Alan Pardew when Pulis was given the axe.
Pardew won one game in 18 attempts whilst he was in charge at The Hawthorns, and unsurprisingly was shown the exit door.
Darren Moore was given the job of trying to succeed with the great escape, but despite his best efforts and improving West Brom’s form massively, getting wins against Manchester United and Tottenham, West Brom were still relegated at the rock bottom of the table.
These are five things we learnt from West Brom’s season to forget as they head into the Championship.
1. Albion need a manager who the fans can back
Darren Moore has proven that a manager who knows how the club works will be successful.
Only losing one game in six and managing to win at Old Trafford, Moore has done better than Pulis and Pardew and has earned the respect of the fans.
Neither Pulis and Pardew had the true backing of the fans, but Moore did.
2. West Brom need a goalscorer
If Albion are to bounce straight back from the Championship, they are going to have to try and find a player who will score goals.
West Brom only scored 31 goals in 38 games and their top scorer was Jay Rodriguez with seven goals, which isn’t good enough for a team fighting to get promoted.
3. The squad needs to get younger
West Brom had the second oldest squad in the Premier League this season and they need some youth to stay at the club for a few years and fire them to success.
4. Get rid of trouble causers
Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill this season got into trouble when they allegedly stole a taxi in Barcelona.
This is not what you’d expect your most experienced players to be doing whilst trying to save your team from relegation.
They need a squad of players who are focused on bringing success to West Brom and are smart enough to know what is right and wrong.
5. They aren't good enough and need changes.
It may sound obvious but there needs to be serious changes at the club if they are to get back into the Premier League.
Over the season they simply haven’t done enough to earn a place in the Premier League.