West Bromwich Albion are on the search for a new boss for the third time this season after Alan Pardew departed by mutual consent on Monday morning.
The 56-year-old leaves the Baggies 10 points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League standings, with the club all-but-certain to be lining up in the Sky Bet Championship next season.
First-team coach Darren Moore has been placed in temporary charge ‘until further notice’, but it’ll require a minor miracle to keep them up in the top flight.
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says Alan Pardew may never manage again: "I worked with him at Palace and he is a good friend of mine. But what club would take him now? He never won over the West Brom players or fans, and that was from day one. They didn't want him!"
He left West Brom by mutual consent after winning just one Premier League game in his fourth-month spell as head coach - a run that has left the club doomed to relegation.
A club statement confirmed Pardew and assistant head coach John Carver had departed the club, with first-team coach Darren Moore placed in charge of the first-team "until further notice".
Next West Brom manager (odds)
Michael Appleton - 3/1
Marco Silva - 9/2
Mick McCarthy - 6/1
Dean Smith - 8/1
Paul Cook - 8/1
"The club would like to thank Alan and John for their efforts and wish them well in their future endeavours," added the statement.
Pardew was appointed the successor to Tony Pulis on November 29 with the midlands club one point above the drop zone but the former Newcastle and Crystal Palace boss was unable to transform their fortunes.
It was not until his ninth game that he claimed his first win - in the FA Cup at Exeter - while a 2-0 victory over Brighton on January 13 was the only league triumph of his tenure.
They edged out Liverpool at Anfield 3-2 in the FA Cup towards the end of January but have lost every game since then - their cup aspirations ended by a home defeat to Southampton.
They had taken the lead against Leicester and Bournemouth in recent weeks only to lose, and the setback to Burnley, in only his 18th league game in charge, appears to have been the final straw for both the club and Pardew.