It's been coming for a while, two wins in their last 20-something games and both of those came in August. Yet I always wondered if the WBA hierarchy would dare to pull the trigger and fire a man who would normally be the man you want to lead you out of a relegation battle.
I actually think this is good news for a few reasons. One because football wins here, and secondly I know some are saying it's a bad thing with us playing them next but I'm over the moon. I know his record has been shit, but I still think the last thing we need at Wembley right now is a Pulis team with barely any intention of actually scoring parking a double decker bus for the whole 90 minutes.
Another man who really needs to watch his back is Paul Clement.
There's a funny thing with Clement I've noticed. When he's out of work, or someone else's #2, he comes across as smooth and calm and grown up. But the moment he gets the #1 seat, he becomes flustered and panicky and his air of authority seems to drain away. Blames refs and the run of the ball all the time, while (clearly) failing to get his supposedly vaunted coaching ideas across to his players.