West Brom has fired Tony Pulis as manager with Gary Megson replacing him on an interim basis.

The club is one place and one point above the relegation zone.

“These decisions are never taken lightly but always in the interests of the club,” said the chairman, John Williams, in a statement on Monday. “We are in a results business and over the back end of last season and this season to date, ours have been very disappointing. We would like to place on record our appreciation of Tony’s contribution and hard work during a period of transition for the club which included a change of ownership. We wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Pulis was hired by West Brom in January of 2015.