West Brom News: Pardew’s Hawthorns exit confirmed

10 months ago

In the latest West Brom news, Alan Pardew has mutually agreed to leave his role as manager – just four months after taking charge – following a run of eight Premier League defeats.

Pardew was appointed on November 29, replacing the sacked Tony Pulis, but the former Newcastle and Crystal Palace boss was unable to turn the club’s fortunes around.

The Baggies are sitting bottom of the Premier League, 10 points from safety with six matches remaining, and look destined to be playing in the Championship next season.

Pardew, who picked up just one league win during his short reign, was the club’s sixth manager since 2011 and his exit comes six weeks after the club sacked chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman.

Confirming the news of his departure, a statement from the club read: “West Bromwich Albion and Alan Pardew have agreed to mutually part company following discussions between both parties. Assistant head coach John Carver will also be leaving.”

Coach Darren Moore, who played over 100 times for the West Midlands outfit between 2001-2006, has been placed in temporary charge “until further notice” and his first game will be Saturday’s home clash against relegation-threatened Swansea City.

West Brom, who have lost their last five matches at the Hawthorns in all competitions, are 29/20 with bet365 to pick up a shock win, the draw is priced at 21/10 while Swansea are 2/1 to clinch a much-needed three points.

The caretaker boss could decide to ring the changes following Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to Burnley, with Scotland internationals Oliver Burke and Matt Phillips both pushing for starts after coming off the bench.

Republic of Ireland midfielder James McClean and Poland international Grzegorz Krychowiak will also hope to make the starting XI after being unused substitutes in the loss to the Clarets.