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Williams on West Brom sacking: It's unusual, odd

John Williams is surprised to have been sacked as chairman at West Brom.

Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman were dismissed on Tuesday in a phone call from Mark Jenkins, who helped oversee Guochuan Lai's takeover in 2016 and has returned as the new chief executive.

"It is an odd feeling, it's certainly unusual," Williams told The Times.

"We had gone through a managerial change but it's a results-based game and I accept my part in that.

"As top of the managerial tree, you have to take responsibility. It has been a challenging job but I felt we had done well in the time I was here until this season, and I have enjoyed it.

"We didn't get the bounce we hoped for when Alan (Pardew) came in and are well short of his usual average points per game, but I think we are now heading on a really favourable run of games.

"I believe in Alan and the squad and I wish them well and really hope they stay up. I believe it will be a fight until the end."

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