Former NUFC boss Alan Pardew is the bookies’ favourite to succeed Tony Pulis at West Brom, and the 56-year old has done nothing to suggest he won’t be in the opposite dugout when we face them at The Hawthorns on Tuesday – confirming he’s in talks to take charge at the club.
Alan has been out of management for almost a year after being sacked by Crystal Palace in December 2016 and has since been working as a pundit for Sky Sports.
We travel to West Brom on Tuesday, desperate for a result after four defeats on the bounce, however Pardew’s appointment could add even more spice to what already looks like a big game for both teams.
Here’s what Pardew has had to say about the matter today, admitting that he is interested in taking over and that talks are underway:
“I’ve had discussions with them, obviously it’s an attractive job, so we’ll see where it goes,”
“I think it’s a club who have a really good set of players, I think it’s a good opportunity for a manager. If it’s me, it’s me.
“I think they’ve got good quality in there and maybe they should be doing slightly better than they are.
“I think looking at them and the depth of the squad, I think it’s definitely got improvement in there.”
Not only has Alan confirmed discussions have taken place for him to succeed Tony Pulis, but a swift appointment could see his first home game in charge be against Benitez’s NUFC on Tuesday night!
Forget all the sub plots, this is a huge game for both clubs as far as current form and league position goes.
As you can see below, we’re both in dire need of a win to stop the rot and steer clear of the dreaded bottom three. Three points for ourselves would not only steady the ship and give us a much needed lift, but see us move 6 points clear of potential relegation rivals West Brom.
Let us know your thoughts on Pardew’s potential arrival at West Brom ahead of Tuesday’s game. Would you be happy to see him take charge, or would you fear it would give them an untimely lift?