West Bromwich Albion: Simon Jordan slams Steve Bruce for Birmingham defeat

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West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Bruce may be relieved of his duties at the club, if results don’t improve in the near future.

That is according to talkSPORT presenter Simon Jordan, who was speaking on the radio station the day after the Baggies’ 3-2 Championship defeat at home to local rivals Birmingham City on Wednesday evening.

It has been an extremely disappointing start to the season for Bruce’s side, who would have hoped to be pushing for promotion to the Premier League this campaign.

However, it hasn’t quite panned out like that as of yet, with Albion sitting 20th in the Championship, having won just one game out of their first nine.

And Jordan believes that Bruce is “going to get what he deserves” if he can’t turn results around quickly.

“This isn’t good enough, you don’t get beat by Birmingham,” Jordan told talkSPORT.

“He [Bruce] knows that, because Birmingham is the game that you don’t get beat in, and obviously he has.

“I do think they’ve played some of the best sides in the division but that notwithstanding, if you’ve got a win record of 33%, or there and thereabouts.

“This is not why West Bromwich Albion employed him, they employed Steve Bruce to get them out of the division, not to keep them in the division, so he’s got to do better.

“And if he doesn’t do better, then he’s going to get what he deserves because this isn’t good enough.”

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TIF Thoughts on Jordan’s comments

Whilst Jordan’s comments may seem cut-throat, we do believe that there is only so much time the West Midlands club can give Bruce before they have to let him go.

West Brom have made eight additions to their side this summer but the upheaval of squad doesn’t seem to have improved their fortunes, with the club only outside the relegation zone on goal difference at the time of writing.

Therefore, we believe that Jordan’s comments may seem harsh, but they are justified by the lack of performance and results that the Baggies have provided so far this season.

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