Former Crystal Palace manager, Alan Pardew, has today been confirmed as the new manager of West Brom Albion.
Pardew has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal, which runs until the summer of 2019.
“We were impressed with what he had to say and what he has to offer and we are looking forward to an exciting new era under his charge,” club chairman, John Williams, told the club’s official website.
Alan Pardew arrives with a wealth of managerial experience…
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The 56-year-old, who has been out of job since he was sacked by Palace in December 2016, is ‘excited’ to be at the Hawthorns.
“I’m thrilled with the opportunity Albion have provided and looking forward to getting to work with what I consider to be a talented group of players,” Pardew said.
Pardew added that he’s aware of the challenges ahead, and is ‘determined’ to move the club ‘forward’.
The new manager has been at the club’s training ground today, and will take over from Gary Megson, who had been in an acting capacity since former manager, Tony Pulis, was sacked.
Pardew will be assisted at the club by John Carver, who was with him during his time at Newcastle United.
Pardew’s first game in charge of the Baggies will be at home to his former employers, Palace, who are bottom of the PL standings, on Saturday.
WBA are currently 14th on the league table, two points above relegation