On this day in 2018, Alan Pardew left West Bromwich Albion after suffering a record eighth successive Premier League defeat that left the Baggies 20th in the table with only 20 points from 32 games, 10 adrift of safety. They’d managed just one win in 18 and Pardew’s stay at the Hawthorns lasted only four months.
The 59-year-old was replaced by Darren Moore who put in a valiant attempt to keep his cherished club in the top-flight, picking up 11 points from Albion’s last six games of the season. It wasn’t enough, however, and West Brom succumbed to relegation.
Moore spent five years at the Hawthorns as a player between 2001 and 2005, making more than 100 appearances in all competitions. The 46-year-old would go on to preside over 48 games as manager before being relinquished of his duties in March 2019.
And while West Brom did get promoted from the Championship a season later under Slaven Bilic, they find themselves at risk of the drop again. Albion are 19th in the table and 10 points adrift of safety with nine games remaining, so their fate looks sealed.