Official WBA statement
FOLLOWING widespread media speculation over the past two days regarding the current situation at The Hawthorns, Sporting & Technical Director Richard Garlick has issued the following statement:
“At present, we are going through a period of transition, which is natural following the appointment of a new Head Coach.
“There is also a lot of frustration at our league position and run of form. I would be more concerned if there wasn’t.
“Various meetings have been held within the football department over the past few days to discuss our current situation and what needs to be done to improve results in our final 11 games.
“The discussions have proved constructive. There has been a lot of soul searching and it is clear everyone has a real hunger and desire to keep the Club in the Premier League.
“Pepe, the coaching staff and players will now do everything in their power to achieve this common goal.”