TOM ROGIC has gone from celebrating a title success to a team plunged into crisis in the space of five months.
The former Celtic favourite, who had spent nine and a half years at the champions, bade an emotional farewell to Parkhead after the 6-0 win over Motherwell on May 14.
Rogic, 29, took his time before joining a new club, but he eventually ended his self-imposed exile by agreeing a switch to English second-tie outfit West Brom a month ago.
A NEW BEGINNING…Tom Rogic at The Hawthorns just a month ago.
The Australian international playmaker was signed on a two-year deal by Steve Bruce, but the Hawthorns boss was sacked this morning with the axe falling after a miserable run of only one win in the Midlands club’s opening 13 Championship matches.
The much-travelled 61-year-old head coach departed the club, currently in the relegation zone, after just eight months in charge. His only league win this season came at home to Hull City in August.
Backroom staff Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence and Alex Bruce have also left the struggling Baggies.
Under-21s coach Richard Beale has been appointed as interim boss and will be assisted by James Morrison and Gary Walsh.
AXED…Steve Bruce pays the ultimate price for failure.
Rogic made his debut for his new club just last weekend in the 3-2 home loss to Olivier Ntcham’s Swansea.
The stylish middle-of-the-park performer, who won 16 major honours at Celtic, was an unused substitute in the squad that draw 0-0 with Luton at the weekend.
Rogic was signed by Neil Lennon in his first stint as Hoops gaffer from Central Coast Mariners in January 2013 and also played under the guidance of Ronny Deila, Brendan Rodgers and Ange Postecoglou during his years in Glasgow.