Alan Pardew Appointed As West Bromwich Albion Manager Until 2020
West Brom have officially announced the signing of former Newcastle and Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew as their new manager.
Pardew replaces Tony Pulis who was axed earlier this month after 10 League games without a win.
Introducing our new Head Coach, Alan Pardew…
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) November 29, 2017
Interim boss Caretaker Gary Megson has since guided 16th-placed Albion to draws with Spurs and Newcastle.
Pardew now becomes Albion’s sixth manager since 2011.
Pardew has signed a contract running until 2020 at The Hawthorns after holding talks with the club last week.
The 56-year-old, who is a former team-mate of West Brom technical director Nick Hammond, was out of job since being sacked by Crystal Palace in December 2016.
“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.
“The immediate challenge will be to get the results we need to pull ourselves up the table.
“But I’m aware that while I’m joining one of the great, traditional clubs of English football, it is one determined to go forward in the Premier League.”
His first match in charge is against his former club Crystal Palace in the Premier League at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
Baggies chairman John Williams added: “Alan brings the experience of more than 300 Premier League games and the kind of dynamic leadership from which our club can benefit,” he said.
“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.”