Alan Pardew serious contender for West Brom job

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 22 November 2017, 08:55

Since losing his job at Crystal Palace nearly a year ago, Alan Pardew’s name has cropped up in a myriad of next manager markets, including every single Premier League vacancy this season, even the Eagles.

However, the Silver Fox has, for whatever reason, yet to make his eagerly anticipated return to the management area - he’s been spouting out words of wisdom on Sky Sports instead.

But, if rumours are to be believed then Pards could be on the cusp of returning to the dugout.

The 56-year-old has been installed as the odds-on favourite to replace Tony Pulis at West Brom, while he came out on top in our well respected (cough) poll - scroll down for tweet.

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The Baggies gave Pulis the boot on Monday following a torrid 10 game winless run, during which the Midlands outfit plummeted down to 17th, one point above the relegation zone.

But, they could now turn to Pardew who is set to be interviewed for the post this week, and if all goes well he could even be at the helm for Saturday’s tricky trip to Tottenham.

Pardew has bucket loads of Premier League experience with Palace, Newcastle, Charlton, and West Ham, however his tenures have more often than not been characterised by decent pockets of form followed by woeful winless streaks. Much to the frustration of fans of the above clubs.

The similarly named Martin O’Neill (Republic of Ireland) and Michael O’Neill (Northern Ireland) can be backed at 6/1 and 10/1 to return to club management, while the ubiquitous Sam Allardyce (6/1) and former Baggies skipper Derek McInnes (10/1) are also under consideration.

Many West Brom fans have called for the appointed of former Everton and Southampton boss Ronald Koeman. Last month the Dutchman came unstuck at the Toffees but at 25/1 he could be worth a small punt to make a swift return to the Premier League.

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