What's happening at Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion?

Darren Moore the head coach

Leeds and West Brom are experiencing contrasting fortunes off the pitch compared to what they have previously been used to.

A general view of Elland Road as play continues in the second half during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on December 8, 2018 in...

Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion are two sides seemingly heading in different directions.

What's more, both clubs have taken on the traits once synonymous with the other.

West Brom were not so long ago a 'stable' club, securing Premier League mid-table finishes under Tony Pulis.


Since firing Pulis, some would argue correctly, the board have stumbled from one misstep into another.

Alan Pardew was a disaster, and the decision to fire Darren Moore this season looks bizarre given they had no replacement lined up and still are yet to find a successor.

It is the managerial mess once associated with Leeds United.

3 Sep 2000:  General View of The Hawthorns ground home to West Brom before the Nationwide League Division One match between West Brom and Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns, in Birmingham....

The Whites went through six managerial changes under former owner Massimo Cellino, and even new owner Andrea Radrizzani went through two bosses in his first season in charge.

Suddenly, Leeds have found some stability under Marcelo Bielsa and are flying high in the automatic promotion spots.

West Brom may have won at the weekend, but off the field they remain directionless.

It's a shame because they have recruited players well this season, arguably adding better names than Leeds have done, except where it matters most - in the dugout.

Perhaps both sides end up going up. Maybe Leeds fall into the play-offs and get knocked out by West Brom. Nothing can be ruled out in the unpredictable Championship.

But with four games to go, Leeds' stability looks like paying off. West Brom, on the other hand, are looking for answers.

How did it come to this for both clubs?

9th April 2019, Deepdale, Preston, England; EFL Championship football, Preston North End versus Leeds United; Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa before the game

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