West Bromwich Albion have sacked chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman according to a statement from the Premier League’s bottom side.
It read: “Chairman John Williams and Chief Executive Martin Goodman have been given notice of termination of their contracts and have been placed on garden leave with immediate effect.
“Following his recent appointment as a director of WBA Holdings, the Club’s controlling company, Mark Jenkins is returning to be the football club’s CEO.
“These changes follow Albion’s poor results this season which currently sees the Club at the bottom of the Premier League.”
A club spokesman added: “We would like to thank John and Martin for all their efforts since their appointments and wish them well for the future.
Jenkins, who was previously CEO of the football club for 14 years, ten of which were spent in the top-flight, said: “There is much to do but for now the focus must solely be on the remaining games of this season.”
The Baggies added that they will be making no further comment.
West Brom’s survival hopes suffered a further blow on Monday when they travelled to Stamford Bridge.
Despite a promising start against the reigning champions Chelsea, they were thumped 3-0 to leave them stranded at the foot of the table and seven points from safety.
Williams was appointed as chairman following the takeover of Guochuan Lai in 2016 while Goodman replaced Mark Jenkins as CEO in January 2017.