{
    "title": "West Brom sack chairman and CEO",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/2\/West-Brom-180127-Celebrations-R-300.JPG",
    "body": "<p>West Bromwich Albion have sacked chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman after the club's poor results this season, the relegation-threatened Premier League side said on Tuesday.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nThe club, owned by Chinese investment group Yunyi Guokai (Shanghai) Sports Development Ltd, added that Mark Jenkins would reprise his role as CEO, having recently been appointed as a director of the club's controlling company WBA Holdings.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\n\"We would like to thank John and Martin for all their efforts since their appointments and wish them well for the future,\" a club spokesperson said.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\n\"There is much to do but for now the focus must solely be on the remaining games of this season,\" said Jenkins, whose previous stint as CEO lasted 14 years.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\nWest Brom are bottom of the league after 27 matches, with 20 points after three wins, 11 draws and 13 defeats. They have lost their last three league games.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\nThe Midlands club made a bright start to the current season with victories in their first two games before going 20 games without a win. They sacked manager Tony Pulis and replaced him with Alan Pardew in November.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nWilliams was appointed chairman of West Brom in 2016 when Chinese businessman Guochuan Lai, controlling shareholder of Yunyi Guokai (Shanghai) Sports Development Ltd, completed his takeover of the club. <\/p>",
    "blurb": "West Bromwich Albion have sacked chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman after the club's poor results this season, the relegation-threatened Premier League side said on Tuesday.",
    "date": "2018-02-13T15:53:38",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "Reuters",
    "img_credit": "West Brom \u00a9 Gallo Images",
    "category": "Premier League",
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}