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West Brom appoint Alan Pardew as head coach

Former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew joins West Brom


West Brom have Confirmed the appointment of Alan Pardew as their new manager on a two-and-a-half year contract.

Pardew, who has been out of work since being sacked by Crystal Palace in December 2016, becomes Albion’s sixth permanent manager since 2011.

West Brom dismissed Tony Pulis on 20 November after they went 10 Premier League games without a victory and were a point above the relegation zone.

The former Newcastle manager said: “I’m thrilled with the opportunity Albion have provided and looking forward to getting to work with what I consider to be a talented group of players.

“The immediate challenge will be to get the results we need to pull ourselves up the table. But I’m aware that while I’m joining one of the great, traditional clubs of English football, it is one determined to go forward in the Premier League.

“It’s an exciting opportunity to play a part in that ambition.”


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