Alan Pardew is now odds on favourite with the bookies to be the next West Brom manager.

The Telegraph, The Mail, and The Birmingham Mail have all reported that the former Palace boss is set to have talks with the Baggies.

This has indeed now been followed by The Sun reporting in an exclusive that Alan Pardew has had preliminary talks with Nicky Hammond, the club’s Director of Football.

Pardew and Hammond worked together previously at Reading.

Tony Pulis got the push yesterday after only two wins in their last 21 Premier League games and clearly West Brom are wasting no time in identifying a replacement.

The Baggies currently standing fourth bottom of the top tier without a league win for three months. The busiest time of the season starts from Saturday when they play at Wembley against Tottenham, the first of 10 games spread across only 38 days.

West Brom are reported to want a manager with Premier League experience and that has ruled out a number of candidates initially linked with the job.

West Brom want a swift appointment and would even like if possible the new man to be in place for Saturday, although realistically they accept that they may have to settle for the next best and at least have the new boss watching from the stands for that game.

Alan Pardew was sacked last December and if he does land the job, he is set to face Newcastle United in his first home match in seven days time.

Next West Brom Manager betting:

1/2 Alan Pardew

3/1 Martin O’Neill

5/1 Sam Allardyce

8/1 Michael O’Neill

12/1 Derek McInnes

16/1 Ronald Koeman

16/1 Oscar Garcia

25/1 Jurgen Klinsmann


Full list of betting odds here.

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West Brom Official Statement – 20 November 2017

‘West Bromwich Albion have today terminated the contract of Head Coach Tony Pulis.

Chairman John Williams said: “These decisions are never taken lightly but always in the interests of the Club.

“We are in a results business and over the back end of last season and this season to date, ours have been very disappointing.

“We would like to place on record our appreciation of Tony’s contribution and hard work during a period of transition for the Club which included a change of ownership. We wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Assistant Head Coach Gary Megson has agreed to take charge of first-team affairs until further notice.’

  • grantham mag

    R.I.P. W . B. A

  • TheNutJob


  • Paul Patterson

    That two wins in 21 matches will become familiar to the WBA fans..

  • HarryHype59

    That’s WBA and WHU taking two of the relegation places!

    • grantham mag

      Add Crystal Palace to that list = HAPPY DAYS

  • nufcslf

    Who in the right mind would give this clown yet another bloody chance. Shame on the West Brom brass, aren’t they aware he was the worst manager in the football league the last time sacked. How desperate can you be…….I see Coleman got it all sorted out and under control at Villa today as well…..poor sod…..

  • Andy Mac

    Erm there’s a reason why Pardwho is out of work. With a growing number of younger managers coming up through the leagues it’s mind boggling that the Baggies would consider this serial underachiever. Still as HH rightly says this appointment would guarantee one relegation spot.


    Do. Not. Care

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Well at least he wont be coming back here then cos if the takeover collapses Rafa will be saying Adios.
    he won`t take anymore schitt from the Great Fat One

    • Peaky Magpie

      It’ll be Pulis 😳😳😳

  • Wor Lass

    That gives our chances a bit of a boost, I suppose. Seriously, though, who cares? Actually, a hell of a lot of people on here who are obsessed with him and any number of other failures who left and with denigrating anyone good who had the nerve to move on to more successful/ambitious clubs. All bets are off where Moussa`s concerned, though. Anyone`s welcome to have a go at that muppet.

  • Dillon Tovak

    Moyes and Pardew back at teams after repeated failures, now all we need it McClaren back. If someone could also employ Sam Allardyce then the game of pointless musical chairs and inevitable sackings can continue. How depressing for the premier league.

  • Steve Pearce

    Porter seems to think we actually care what this whiny voiced ex-glazier is doing with himself…..

  • Alan Pardew

    How am I going to win a trophy? Because that’s what I want to do here.

    I don’t want to be finishing seventh or eight every year

  • Stephen

    That’s one relegation spot sorted😀

    • Peaky Magpie

      Yes,boing boing boinging their way to the EFL.

  • Rich Lawson

    What in his recent CV shows any reason why he would get another Prem’ job ? Give it to a young English manager who is showing class in a lower division.No more ”jobs for the boys” or over seas mercinaries attracted by the money. Hope to God we beat them at The Hawthorns to start his drop to Championsip and beyond !

  • Peaky Magpie

    They may as well give it to Frank Skinner.