Alan Pardew's job on the line ahead of crunch clash against Watfordby Jack Kitson / 26 February 2018, 11:34Tweet
Alan Pardew reportedly has one match to save his job at West Brom.
The under-fire 56-year-old has endured a torrid time since taking charge of the Midlands club, who appear to be on the verge of wielding the axe for the second time in three months.
The results have been atrocious, the supporters are beyond frustrated, there was that shocking Barcelona training camp, while there’s even been reports of dressing room bust-ups as West Brom edge closer and closer to the dreaded drop down to the Championship.
Over the weekend the Baggies suffered a desperately disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to relegation rivals Huddersfield, which left the club rooted to the foot of the table, seven points adrift of safety with just 10 matches remaining.
Now Pardew’s job is on the line this Saturday as he takes his confidence-crushed troops to a rejuvenated Watford side who have won three and lost none of their last four matches on home soil.
Should the Hornets record another Vicarage Road victory this weekend then Pardew is reportedly doomed.
The Englishman only replaced Tony Pulis in the dugout back at the end of November. The former Newcastle and Crystal Palace boss had high hopes of galvanizing his new squad, however his expected “manager bounce” has instead returned a meagre eight points - one win - from 14 games, meaning he’s now the odds-on favourite for the sack.
Former Watford and Hull manager Marco Silva remains the evens favourite in the Next West Brom Manager Market, which also features Harry Redknapp, Slaven Bilic, Mark Hughes and Gary Megson.
"Why would you sack a manager who virtually guarantees you to stay in the Premier League?"— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 24, 2018
"They're worse off."
Owen Hargreaves is absolutely baffled by why Tony Pulis was sacked by West Brom in the first place... #PLTonight pic.twitter.com/aIHjyRdFeu