Alan Pardew's Sack Race odds cut after double sacking at West Bromby Jack Kitson / 14 February 2018, 15:05Tweet
Since Watford sent Marco Silva packing last month the Premier League Sack Race has been dominated by two managers: Antonio Conte and Mauricio Pellegrino.
However, recent events at West Brom means a new boss has entered the party.
Step forward Alan Pardew.
West Brom’s decision to sack chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman has inevitably thrust Pardew’s future at the Hawthorns into doubt, with bookmakers Bet Victor cutting his odds from 33/1 to 10/1 in the next Premier League manager to be leave market.
Pardew's appointment in November failed to trigger a “manager bounce” with his current record standing at three wins, five draws and seven defeats from 15 league and cup matches.
He's only recorded a single victory from 13 league games - at home to Brighton - which is the Baggies’ only top-flight triumph since August.
Monday’s comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Chelsea left the Baggies marooned at the foot of the table, seven points adrift of safety with 11 matches remaining.
The Telegraph reports that despite the boardroom changes Pardew remains safe for now, although his “methods and management are understood to be causing some friction within the squad.”
West Brom are soaking up the rays in Barcelona ahead of Saturday’s crunch FA Cup clash at home to Southampton as he bids to lead his troops into the quarter-finals of the competition - they haven’t won the coveted cup since 1967/68.
Pardew experienced heartbreak back in 2016 when his Crystal Palace side lost 2-1 to Louis van Gaal’s Man Utd in extra-time.