Alan Irvine has been sacked as West Brom manager after seven months in charge at The Hawthorns.
The 56-year-old Scot was given the job in June but he only won four of his 19 games as boss.
West Brom are 16th in the Premier League, a point above the relegation zone following Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Stoke, their seventh loss in nine games.
West Brom travel to West Ham on New Year's Day with assistant head coach Rob Kelly looking after the team.
The club say they expect to be able to name a new manager by the weekend.