Most normal people were amazed when Alan Pardew was given another Premier League job.
After producing the worst results of any club in the four divisions throughout 2016 before he was sacked by Crystal Palace, you thought surely nobody would fall for his patter once again…
However, West Brom came knocking after they sacked Tony Pulis.
When Alan Pardew took over, West Brom were just outside the relegation zone with 12 points from 14 matches.
Not great but not nearly as disastrous as Pardew’s eight points from the next 14 games, leaving them rock bottom with 20 points at the minute.
There was no visible sign of any new manager ‘bounce’ as West Brom didn’t win any of the first eight Premier League matches when Alan Pardew has been in charge.
In 14 PL games he still only has a solitary victory, at home to Brighton.
For a number of matches it has been billed as his ‘last chance’ and after the Barcelona trip shambles, defeat at home to Huddersfield would surely get him the sack.
However, it is claimed he now has the away match at Watford next Saturday as a very final chance and Mick Quinn simply can’t believe it.
The former Newcastle striker says the Baggies had to sack him after Saturday and whilst he gets the odd fact wrong (Pardew hasn’t won 2 PL games at West Brom and (Sadly) Newcastle didn’t sack him), it is difficult to argue with what Quinny has to say…
Mick Quinn speaking on Talksport:
“I thought that game (West Brom had to win) should have been Saturday if he was going to save his job, against Huddersfield, but he never.
“I can’t see any improvements since they won those first two games.
“In fact I was surprised he got the job on the back of being sacked by Palace, being sacked by Newcastle, being sacked by his last three or four teams for not doing what is required…winning football matches.
“Alan Pardew was a lucky lad to get a Premier League job again.
“I am not picking on him in one sense but I don’t think West Brom fans can put up with that, the result Saturday, the football they’re playing as well.
“There’s another panic button, and if I was chairman of West Brom I’m afraid I would have sacked him on Saturday night, while there’s still games left to get out of trouble.
“I just can’t see another way out of this situation that they are in, other than he’s got to move on.
“They have got to get someone in who is going to revitalise them players, freshen up them players, motivate them players, to win a football match, because their confidence is shot to bits at this moment in time.
“Of course they can be saved.
“They have got ten games to go, thirty points to play for – course they can get out of it.”