#18 Craig Shakespeare

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Craig Shakespeare was West Brom’s ‘Football in the Community Officer’ in 1999 before later joining the academy setup at the Hawthorns.

In 2006, he joined the reserve team coaching staff and was promoted to first team manager on a temporary basis in 2006 for a single game against Crystal Palace.

Albion took all three points in a 2-0 win away from home, but although Shakespeare has a 100% percent record as WBA boss, he only managed a single game so is 20th in our list.


#17 Cyrille Regis and Allan Evans

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The Albion icon Cyrille Regis partnered with Scotsman Allan Evans for a single game in the 99/00 season.

This was Regis’ second time as Albion caretaker boss as he stepped into the dugout in 1999 as well. This game in the First Division (Championship) saw the Baggies win 2-0 against Tranmere Rovers.

A 100% win record for Regis and Evans; however, due to their brief spell with the club they can’t place higher on the list.


#16 Keith Downing

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In 2009, Keith Downing was appointed as an academy coach at WBA.

He soon rose to the role of assistant manager and in December 2013 he took over as manager of the side for six games.

He only picked up a single win against Newcastle United at home on New Years Day 2014. This 1-0 victory alongside his two losses and three draws gave him a win percentage of 16% but the four points he earnt as manager were vital for survival in the 13/14 season.


#15 Alan Pardew

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The first permanent boss on this list, Alan Pardew was one of the worst appointments in WBA history.

Nevermind the dismal three wins in 21 games, with only one coming in the Premier League, Alan Pardew turned the club into a laughing stock with his terrible mismanagement of the players and the infamous warm weather training trip to Barcelona.

His impact on Albion’s demise puts him last out of the permanent managers and 16th of all men to have taken the top job in B71.