The Express & Star reporter Joe Masi has slammed West Bromwich Albion’s handling of the sacking of Slaven Bilic.
On Tuesday night, the Baggies picked up an impressive point on the road after a 1-1 draw with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City (per BBC).
However, on the same night, it was reported by The Telegraph that the Croatian manager was set to be sacked by the club despite picking up the point.
In a video on YouTube by The Express & Star titled ‘Slaven Bilic situation’, Masi shed light on what happened when the reports emerged.
Speaking prior to the official announcement of Bilic’s departure, he said: “Bilic was literally sat doing his post-match press conferences, working his way through television media and written media and then, all of a sudden, reports emerge that he has lost his job, effectively.
“Which was shocking, to be honest. Having just seen what you’ve just seen [against Man City] it was absolutely shocking, and how that story’s got out is incredible, really.
“That should not be leaked, the press should not be getting hold of that information and Albion, in my opinion, should not be sacking Slaven Bilic.”
TIF Thoughts on what Joe Masi said about Slaven Bilic’s sacking…
As can be seen in what the reporter had to say, he believed that the Baggies should not have sacked Bilic and that it was handled poorly by them following the match against Man City.
Did West Brom handle the sacking of Slaven Bilic poorly?
Yes, should've been better
No, it wasn't that bad
While West Brom were 19th in the Premier League at the time of his sacking, it seems harsh circumstances for the manager to find out that he would be being removed from his position.
Especially after the successes of last season when he guided The Hawthorns outfit to a runners-up finish in the Championship (per Transfermarkt).