After the eventual sacking of Tony Pulis, West Bromwich Albion have finally found a long-term replacement for him in Alan Pardew, whose appointment as manager has been official announced.
Pulis’ departure came as a result of consistent poor league performances from the Baggies. The Welshman led his team to a rather disastrous start to the campaign before parting ways with the club after displaying relegation scares.
However, the Baggies seem to have found their next mastermind, and have consequently appointed former Crystal Palace boss Pardew as the new manager, the club revealed in an official statement.
The Englishman himself had been sacked by the Eagles due to the declining path he was leading the club into after what seemed like an ideal appointment at first. Nevertheless, West Brom have decided to trust the ex-Newcastle boss with the task of turning their season around.
Pardew’s side currently sit a mere two points above the relegation zone, and any hopes of finishing in the top 10 look feeble, considering the season is approaching its second half.
The 56-year-old is set to host his former club Palace during his first game in-charge at the Hawthorns, followed by away matches against Liverpool and Swansea.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.