Alan Pardew leads a charmed life.
No matter how badly he is doing and/or how crass his comments, he always finds mates in the media to back him up.
The former Newcastle boss looked unemployable, certainly in the Premier League, after a disastrous 2016, when he was the manager with the worst calendar year of results in the entire four divisions.
Yes somehow, West Brom were duped into believing Alan Pardew was the right man for the job in November after the sacked Tony Pulis.
Pardew took over at the Hawthorns the day after West Brom drew 2-2 with Newcastle, they were actually fifth bottom of the table at the time, with 12 points from 14 PL matches.
Four months and 16 games further on, Alan Pardew has added only one more victory and eight points from a possible 48, West Brom look doomed as they are eight points adrift of safety with only eight games remaining.
Totalling up his entire record from Boxing Day 2015 up to the present day, we have a Premier League record for Alan Pardew of:
Played 54 Won 7 Drawn 15 Lost 32
This breaks down into:
In the 2015/16 season at Palace, his record from Boxing Day onwards reads:
Played 21 Won 2 Drawn 7 Lost 12
Then in 2016/17 at Palace from August 2016 until he was sacked on 22 December 2016:
Played 17 Won 4 Drawn 3 Lost 10
Taking over at West Brom on 29 November 2017, since then he has managed:
Played 16 Won 1 Drawn 5 Lost 10
So basically, in the last 28 months, Alan Pardew has won seven Premier League matches and yet Jamie Redknapp has come to the rescue.
Somehow he reckons ‘West Brom could sack Pardew but they will find it hard to get a better manager in the Championship.’
To any rational person it would more be the case of the Baggies finding somebody worse than Pardew for life in the Championship.
It is 10 years since Alan Pardew last managed in the Championship and after fans protested against his disastrous record at the club, Charlton were forced to sack him in November 2008, the season before he had got them relegated from the Premier League.
Even more worrying for West Brom fans if their club takes the advice of Jamie Redknapp, is that Alan Pardew left such a mess at Charlton back in 2008, when Phil Parkinson took over he couldn’t save them and Charlton did what Sunderland are currently doing, going from Premier League to League One in only two seasons.
Jamie Redknapp talking to The Mail:
“Alan Pardew is bearing the brunt of the criticism for West Brom’s disastrous campaign.
“The truth is any manager would have struggled.
“The rot set in a year ago.
“Since last March, West Brom have won three of their 39 Premier League games.
“With an average age of 29, West Brom’s team is one of the oldest in the division, with a chronic lack of pace.
“They look like the slowest team in the league.
“It may take relegation to build a younger, quicker team.
“West Brom could sack Pardew but they will find it hard to get a better manager in the Championship.”