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Di Matteo extremely disappointed to meet early West Brom demise

Roberto Di Matteo was so very disappointed after being sacked from his role at West Bromwich Albion.

The Italian had the Baggies sitting 17th on the Premiership table after Saturday's 3-0 loss to Manchester City but was surprised and shocked when the club made the decision to end his tenure at The Hawthorns on Sunday.

In a statement released by Di Matteo, he said he was said to be leaving his post but does so with fond memories of last season's promotion.

"I was extremely surprised and disappointed to be relieved of my duties today," the statement read.

"Winning promotion to the Barclays Premier League with West Brom last season was without doubt one of the highlights of my career and certainly my managerial career.

"Playing in this league is tough and we have had to compete against some fantastic sides but we have shown that we can compete with the best. Apart from the first week of the season, the club has not been in the bottom three and has an important run of home fixtures coming up. I am disappointed that I don't now have the chance to lead the team through this crucial period and keep them in the league.

"I wish the players well over the coming weeks and I thank them for the hard work they have put in and the great attitude they have shown. I would like to thank the staff at the club and of course the most loyal and fantastic fans, with whom I had a great relationship during my time at the club."

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Andrew Slevison
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