Journalist Dean Jones has claimed that the future of West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Bruce is not ‘totally safe’ at the moment.
Indeed, Watford have characteristically axed their now-former boss Rob Edwards and Cardiff City recently sacked Steve Morison, while Huddersfield Town dismissed Danny Schofield a fortnight ago.
Taking all this activity into account, Jones has speculated that Bruce could be next to go if he can’t swiftly turn things around at West Brom when football resumes after the international break.
Indeed, in an interview with GiveMeSport, he said: “I don’t actually think his job is totally safe. I think we’re going to have to see how he now restarts the season.
“I’m not sure it helps that Watford have made a change, because Watford are 11 places higher than Steve Bruce is and they already feel the need to change.”
Will Steve Bruce still be at West Brom by Christmas?
TIF Thoughts on Steve Bruce and West Brom…
As things stand, the Baggies have had a pretty woeful start to the season. Indeed, they sit just one place above the relegation zone (only on goal difference) with 10 points from 10 games – in which time they have won just once.
Considering they finished 10th last term and were in the Premier League the season before that, it’s safe to assume that fans won’t be content seeing their club caught in a potential relegation battle.
Since taking over at West Brom last February, Bruce has picked up an average of just 1.21 points per game. This is the third-worst rate of his career, so he can hardly argue he is doing a great job, either.
Taking that into account, it’s hard to argue with what Jones has said. Indeed, if Bruce can’t guide his team up the table with some wins over the coming weeks, the 61-year-old may well soon suffer the same fate as Edwards and co.