THERE’S no ‘boing boing’ if you’re Tony Pulis this week.
A result many would have expected, although maybe not 4-0.
Pulis bows out with his team failing to register a win in their last ten and sitting perilously close to the dreaded bottom three.
And now the question arises of who should come in next?
A rescue job to ensure the Baggies stay in the Premier League for a ninth season in a row.
Normally this would be the time you call for… Super Pulis.
The manager who often answers the SOS call, the manager who has never been relegated from the Premier League.
But that’s not to be so maybe it’s time to turn to Big Sam Allardyce.
He’s certainly made it clear he’s ready to return to management.
He’s got links with the club too having worked with the chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman at Blackburn before.
And he may well relish the chance to put right the wrongs of his first player-coach role when Brian Talbot hired him in 1988 at the Hawthorns.
The pair were sacked after a shock FA Cup defeat to non-league Woking in 1991.
But that didn’t deter the man from Dudley, in the West Midlands, to pursue a career in management.
And his record of keeping clubs up since is very impressive.
We now have six weeks until the transfer window reopens and you’d hope West Brom will have their new boss in place by then.
Although with Everton seemingly struggling to find Ronald Koeman’s replacement maybe this is going to be a longer stint for Gary Megson in caretaker charge?
Former England manager Sam Allardyce is one of the manager’s in the frame for the West Brom job
Allardyce’s style might not be what the fans want but right now isn’t survival more important?
And what of Pulis?
Well maybe Wales may come a knocking for the Newport man to fill Chris Coleman’s shoes.