Despite suffering his sixth straight Premier League defeat on Saturday, it has emerged that Alan Pardew will keep his job at West Brom for another week – news that has not been received well at all by furious Baggies fans.
Saturday’s 4-1 hammering at home to Leicester was the final straw for several fans inside the Hawthorns, with it leaving his beleaguered side eight points adrift from safety.
Fans expected him to be gone this week, but Sky’s Rob Dorsett admitted that there’s ‘no imminent plans’ to sack Pardew, claiming that the board feel his sacking would be ‘costly’ and fail to improve their remote chances of staying up (talk about grim!).
Understand #wbafc have no imminent plans to change head coach, despite 4-1 home defeat to #lcfc and 6 straight Prem losses. Bosses feel same as before Saturday – that sacking Pardew now won’t improve remote chances of staying up, would be costly, and still no obvious replacement.
— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) March 11, 2018
Here’s how Baggies fans responded to the news:
I don’t care if there’s ‘no viable candidates’. Sack Alan Pardew right now. We could get Somen Tchoyi in till the end of the season. It’s over it doesn’t matter who it is for 8 games. #wba
— Alex Newton (@AlexRobNewton) March 10, 2018
If Alan Pardew had any bollocks he would walk and take nothing, instead of begging the board to sack him for a pay off. He should NEVER work in football again. Stevie Wonder throwing darts at a team sheet can do a better job than him. #wba
— Anthony Roberts (@RobertsWBA23) March 12, 2018
Alan Pardew has been absolute toilet. Blame Pulis all you like, and he deserves it, but Pardew has attempted to polish a turd and somehow set fire to it.
No plan, no character, no hope.
— London Baggies (@LondonBaggies) March 10, 2018
Embarrassing by the club if they don’t sack Pardew after that #wba
— Albion Till We Die (@albiontillwedie) March 10, 2018
Every morning I wake up and check to see if #wba has a new manager. Rumors are that they are reluctant to sack Pardew because of his pay out. The damage done to the fans will be way more costly than that if they fail to act. I am beginning not to care, and I’m not the only one.
— matthew marsden (@matthewdmarsden) March 12, 2018
— London Baggies (@LondonBaggies) March 12, 2018
Ironically, Pardew took over West Brom when they were just one points above the relegation zone in November. Today they’re bottom of the league and a whopping 8 points from safety.
Looks like they’re going down without a fight, only infuriating their fans in the mean time.
Maybe we NUFC fans were right about Pardew after all..