Could there be anything more wonderful for all neutrals than the return of Alan Pardew to a Premier League managerial job? The former Crystal Palace man is set to become West Brom manager tomorrow.
West Brom have been having a few problems this season and with Tony Pulis style football that means a lot of unhappy fans when the results aren’t coming in so they gave him the chop.
Pulis left the Baggies in 17th so he keeps up his record of never being relegated. Image: PA Images
Gary Megson was then given the chance to make up for his spell at the Hawthorns, 13 years after he left them as manager, by becoming caretaker boss. The ‘Ginger Mourinho’ picked up an impressive draw in his first game against Spurs.
Despite another point picked up on Tuesday night against Newcastle United, from 2-0 up, it seems that Megson will not be getting anymore time in the hotseat. Instead it looks like Alan Pardew will become manager on Wednesday.
Pardew was last seen in the Premier League in the 2016/17 season when he was manager of Crystal Palace. Just months after taking them to the FA Cup final he was sacked in December after just six wins in 36 games in the calendar year.
The 56 year old is expected to sign a deal that will take him to the end of the 2019/20 season which will ironically take him to the end of his infamous eight year deal that he signed at Newcastle in 2012, just two years before leaving.
He becomes West Brom’s sixth permanent manager since 2011 and his main objective will be to keep the side placed 16th from relegation this season. His task typically starts against former side Palace.
We’re glad to have him back, simply for the gifs in the article!