Mel under fire at West Brom

Pepe Mel could be sacked by West Brom after little more than a month in the Premier League, reports from Britain say.

The Daily Mirror claims the Baggies’ players are particularly unhappy with their Spanish Coach and have begun to question his tactics.

Mel’s command of the English language is also said to be a problem as the 50-year-old has had trouble communicating with the squad.

West Brom have not won any of the six games for which Mel has been in charge and are currently 17th in the table, one point outside the relegation zone.

It is thought Mel will be given two more games – at home to Manchester United on March 8 and away at Swansea at week later – to prove he can keep Albion in the top flight.

West Brom’s director of technical performance and scouting, Dave McDonough, has been acting as Mel’s interpreter but his increased influence has not been welcomed by all at the club.

McDonough’s role is questioned due to West Brom’s poor record of transfers in recent windows while he was also influential in the decision to sack Steve Clarke in December.

Mel took Real Betis into the Europa League last season but left the club earlier in the campaign with Betis bottom of the table.

Betis are still stranded at the foot of the League, 11 points from safety.

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