Amazingly, as he predicted, Alan Pardew has walked back into a Premier League job.

Despite proving to be the worst manager at all 92 league clubs throughout 2016, Pardew has convinced somebody else that he is the right choice.

Even better, he has also convinced West Brom that John Carver is also the right man to come in and help him.

In the summer, rather than looking for a job overseas or in the lower divisions, Pardew said he was waiting for Premier League clubs to start sacking managers and he hoped he would get is chance again…West Brom confirming his appointment earlier today.

Alan Pardew declaring ‘John has been a brilliant assistant manager’ and that after replacing  him at Newcastle, Carver ‘understood what it’s like as a manager’.

As for their pedigree, Pardew stated ‘I average 1.3 points per game. We have a history of delivering.’

Alan Pardew

“In his managerial experience at Newcastle, John Carver understood what it’s like as a manager.

“We both coach, we can bring good experience and good game plans to this group.

“John  has a manner around the training ground that I and the players respect.

“John has been a brilliant assistant manager. He has a good understanding of the pressures I will come under.

“Experience is important. I average 1.3 points per game. We have a history of delivering. I took Palace from relegation to 10th. These things have to be taken into account.

“Bryan Robson represents what I want to put on a football pitch. That is the era I remember most about West Brom as an outsider.

“I hope to free up this team a little bit more. It’s easier said than done because we need to start winning games. I did that at Crystal Palace and hopefully I can do that here too.

“It’s so difficult in the Premier League to win the league or win trophies because of the finances of the top clubs. You have to have those ambitions as difficult as it is though. One day I’d like to win a trophy.

“The immediate target is to halt this run, get some points on the board and to try to put ourselves in a position where we can attack the top 10 if possible.

“I think the squad is good enough to stay up. Our primary focus is Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace. It’s all about winning and anyone who knows me will know that I’ll do anything to win.

“The most important fact is to win games. My best teams play on the front foot and try and put teams under pressure. That’s what I will deliver here at West Bromwich Albion.”



  • TheFatController

    Given his quotes give (his selective) evidence he’s got a good managerial record, I presume the question he was asked was ‘are you lucky to have this job given your cr*p managerial record …?

  • TheNutJob

    That`s Jezza a happy man
    😁😁

  • Leazes Ender

    They haven’t got a Manager they’ve got a Head Coach, a yes man, and his willing accomplice…. in crimes against fandom.

    • East Durham Mag

      Just be thankful some people thought Fatty wanted Pardew back here.

  • Peaky Magpie

    Never been a better example for “be careful what you wish for”.They wanted Pulis out,Koeman in but end up the silver headed twonk ! Chuck Carver in and they’ve got 2 for the price of 1.Great extended Black Friday deal there Baggies 😂😂😂

    • Andy Mac

      Presumably there’s no refunds if not entirely satisfied ? 🤔

      • Peaky Magpie

        Exchange only I’m afraid for Frank Skinner & Adrian Chiles.

  • 1957

    Geordie John will still able to play the Sir Bob card, SBR spent 10 years at WBA.

    I had to chuckle at the idea they have good games plans…with us his only plan seemed to be concede as early as possible

    • Peaky Magpie

      And when things go badly wrong try and pick a fight with a supporter behind the dugout who happens to be yelling some hometruths !

    • nufcslf

      Along with no plan B.

  • Mike

    Oh dear…..I want to be a manager. Failure brings more money with payoffs and another job fantastic. But he will be found out….then it will be the fans fault cos he is a cockney

  • lupa

    Laughable .Pardew’s ego Carver’s belief that they have anything to give to any Premier League club is just one big joke .
    Just get the Ginger Minger on board and they’ll have the full set of football’s biggest noob’s

  • Peaky Magpie

    Is Carver saying up top “ I think we’ll stick Rodriguez in goal,Ben Foster as left winger and ex mackem MacClean at centre half ! Genius us 2 Alan “ !

  • TheNutJob

    What a day, the latest is old Hippo Heed`s the new Everton manager

    • Geordiegiants

      They scouse version of mackems will be wounded.

  • Peaky Magpie

    “We have a history of delivering “ What ??? Don’t tell me they also worked for Dominos together !

    • Rich Lawson

      Funny !

  • nufcslf

    No wonder football is in the state it is when tools like these two and Hippo Heed actually believe in themselves. Sad day having all three anywhere near a training ground and football dugout again, just glad it is not ours. If fatty doesn’t f**k off now and Rafa walks, at least this little lot won’t on the short list of options…or will they?

    • Peaky Magpie

      Probably not but Pulis will !

      • nufcslf

        Oh! Bollocks, I forgot about him……….

  • Taz

    These two melons back in football and hippo heed wallowing into Everton. It goes to show that most of those with shed loads of cash have no idea what it takes to run a club and give it a chance.. Unbelievable!!!

    • Andy Mac

      Including our own Fat slob of an owner too !

      Pardwho’s record last year (2016) should surely have told every club owner to avoid him like the plague ? Eventually football will work it out and charlatans like Pardwho will be struggling to get a job selling programmes on match day.

    • Jezza

      Not forgetting Davie Moyes getting the West Ham job too. Three non sensical appointments by Premiership clubs in a month.

  • Coble’s Return

    Someone needs to tell Matt Ritchie not to make eye contact if the ball goes out for a throw near the dugout, just in case the deluded out sticks the heed on him.

    • Coble’s Return

      Lout not out

  • gallowgate26

    It’s Captain Mainwaring and Sargent Wilson.

    • Rich Lawson

      ”Doomed,Mr Mainwaring,we’re doomed” !

  • HTL

    At last I can breath a huge sigh of relief now those two have jobs elsewhere, I wonder if Mr A is leaving us and buying WBA now his dream team is installed? I can only dream :-)
    HTL

  • Geordiegiants

    Dont know why everyone is on Carvers case. he knew Bobby Robson you know.

    • Andy Mac

      Aye and forgot everything the great man ever told him ?

  • Alan Pardew

    I average 1.3 points per game.

    • gallowgate26

      In 2016 you didn’t…

  • Phil Yare

    the reason why pardew does ok at first is that he does nothing….but slowly the most effective players are withdrawn and subbed or left out. he then praises whoever is absolutely dross (like sissoko, obertan, ameobi etc)
    then when the heavy defeats come he always says his team are tired or the opposition was fantastic.

    the man is useless

  • Rich Lawson

    Love to be there when Carver goes into the local Gregg’s. Interpretor required for both sides of the counter !

  • Michael Pattison

    Im surprised Carver isn’t currently in management, he is after all the best in the PL….acccrding to John of course haha What a pair of muppets, it really beggars belief these guys can get anywhere near a football club……West Brom fans you have my sympathy !!!

  • Geordiegiants

    I wouldn’t get to excited about him not coming back to Newcastle. His appointment will be very short term.

  • Biggs

    To be fair to the moron he does tend to have a positive impact in his first 6 months before he loses it completely.

  • grantham mag

    Feel sorry for the Baggies fans. you are about to wish Pulis was still there, enjoy the championship R.I.P.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Like John Carver he had a go at the fans protesting against Pardew at Southampton I did to. Then they all cried wolf trying to get Carver into trouble pathetic fans who demonstrated against Pardew if you can call them fans. Good luck to both of them.

    • Mike

      Get real

  • Barrack Road

    I am just glad we won’t have to listen to him talk c**p on Sky sports anymore been wishing he would get a job as soon as possible

  • MadMag83

    “I took Palace from relegation to 10th..” yeah and back to the brink of relegation!

    No offence to any Baggies fans but I hope Palace wipe the smug grin off his face on Saturday.

  • Mike

    Wnkr