Newcastle United head to the Hawthorns on Tuesday night and what a pivotal match it threatens to be.

A loss would make it five defeats in a row, whereas a win would put Newcastle on 17 points after 14 matches and looking in a very decent position, guaranteed to be six points ahead of fourth bottom West Brom and potentially seven points ahead of the bottom three.

The sacking of Tony Pulis has ensured that this game takes on even greater significance and West Brom fans will understandably also be hoping for their first win since August, picking up some much needed confidence from Saturday’s draw away at Spurs.

If anything else was needed to be added to the mix, Sunday morning saw Alan Pardew admit (see below) at last that he has had talks with West Brom. These talks were reported throughout last week amid claims that he was the only candidate being interviewed.

Now Sunday night has seen Sky Sports report that their information is that regardless of anything, Gary Megson will take charge of the team for Tuesday night, though they expect Alan Pardew to be officially announced as the new West Brom manager before that game against Newcastle.

The bookies also see Pardew’s appointment as a bit of a foregone conclusion, pricing him as 1/6 odds on favourite (see full betting below)

This week we published what West Brom fans were saying about the seemingly certain Alan Pardew appointment and many of them were less than excited about the possibility (read them HERE).

Alan Pardew talking to Sky Sports:

“I have had discussions with them (West Brom) and obviously it is an attractive job, so we will see where it goes.

“I think it is a club who have a really good set of players and I think it is a good opportunity for a manager.

“If it’s me, it’s me.

“I think they’ve got good quality in there and maybe they should be doing slightly better than they are.

“I think looking at them and the depth of their squad, I think it has definitely got improvement in there.”

Next West Brom Manager betting:

1/6 Alan Pardew

10/1 Craig Shakespeare

14/1 Sam Allardyce

16/1 Martin O’Neill

20/1 Gary Megson

20/1 Michael O’Neill

25/1 Derek McInnes

25/1 Ronald Koeman

16/1 Oscar Garcia

25/1 Jurgen Klinsmann

Full list of betting odds here.

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  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Win , win for the Scumbag, we lose he gloats, we win, it`s on Megson`s toes.
    he`s like our Glorious owner, the lowlife always ends up smelling of Roses.
    The Devil looks after his own

  • Alan Pardew

    Success can be a legacy. Maybe I can create one here so that, one day, people look back and say: ‘When Pardew was there that was a great period for the club.’

    I remember the chief executive at Southampton after Nicola Cortese thanking me for the platform I left them. That recognition is always nice. That’s like winning a trophy for me.

    • grantham mag

      Was that before you caught screwing one of players wives.

  • Rich Lawson

    Megson is an odious individual who has already brought discord in his 1st few days by having a coach he didn’t get on with suspended,hopefully he has had his ”new boss” bounce at Spurs ( If you believe media,speaking to Pullis every day on phone ?) for the draw.With the up coming fixtures a draw wont do from this 1. We need the 3 points desperately ?