West Brom to keep faith in Alan Pardew

by Jack Kitson / 12 March 2018, 16:05

West Brom are set to keep the faith in under-fire boss Alan Pardew, but will orchestrate a change in the dugout should the club be relegated down to the Championship.

The Mirror reports that Pardew has managed to cling onto his job, for now, despite a shocking run of one win in 16 Premier League games, a sorry streak which includes six successive league defeats, which leaves the confidence-crushed club eight points adrift of safety at the foot of the table.

But while Pardew has seemingly avoided the sack after holding crunch talks with Baggies chief executive Mark Jenkins on Monday, the club are however expected to pay him off in the summer, with the likes of Graham Potter, Michael Appleton, Dean Smith and Derek McInnes on their radar.

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Former West Brom defender Potter has worked wonders at Swedish side Ostersunds, who recently stunned Arsenal at the Emirates, and he's believed to now be keen on testing his managerial credentials on English soil this summer, having previously enjoyed spells with the likes of the Baggies, Stoke and Southampton as a player.

Appleton has been working as an assistant at Leicester since the summer, but should the former West Brom caretaker and player be offered the chance to return to the Hawthorns as manager his head would no doubt be turned.

West Brom are next in action away to Bournemouth on Saturday as they attempt to carve out only their second league win in 29 matches dating back to August.

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