Pardew Given Chance to Turn Baggies Around

12 months ago

It’s understood Alan Pardew will still be in charge of West Brom when they face Watford on Saturday, despite the club’s precarious position.

The Baggies are now seven points from safety following their 2-1 home defeat to Huddersfield, with growing speculation that Pardew could become the latest top-flight manager to be sacked.

The former Crystal Palace and Newcastle boss was only appointed as West Brom manager in November, following the sacking of Tony Pulis.

His first game in charge was a 0-0 draw with Pardew’s former club Palace and that is one of just eight points that the Baggies have collected in 14 games under the current boss.

It’s now four straight league defeats and there were press reports suggesting that a loss to Huddersfield would signal the end.

But Baggies owner Guochuan Lai and chief executive Mark Jenkins have decided to stick by the 56-year-old, who looks set to be in charge for the trip to Watford on Saturday.

With only 10 games remaining, the weekend game at Vicarage Road looks like a must-win for Albion – who have only won once away from home in the league this term and that was back in August.

It will still be a tall order, even with three points on Saturday, with still three games to come against top-six sides.

The Baggies face Manchester United (a), Liverpool (h) and Tottenham (h) in the final of their last five fixtures of the campaign.