Darren Moore has been fired as manager of West Brom.

West Brom have won just four of their past 12 matches, but are fourth in the Championship and should qualify for the playoffs.

The chief executive, Mark Jenkins, told the club’s website: “This has been an enormously difficult decision for a club which will always hold Darren in such high regard. He took over at a very difficult time last season and reunited the club, a contribution that will never be forgotten.

“But we have made it clear from the outset that everything this season was geared to making as swift a return to the Premier League as possible. Unfortunately Darren has not been able to engineer the consistency of form and results to convince the board that this objective would be met."