Alan Pardew now tipped to secure surprise Premier League return – despite shocking spell at West Brom

As revealed by the Birmingham Mail, Alan Pardew is now in the running to land the Southampton job – with the pressure on Mark Hughes now mounting after the Saints struggling start to the new season.

After failing to find the net during our stalemate at St Mary’s last weekend, his side were absolutely mauled against Man City today, losing 6-1 to the reigning champions – and now the ex-NUFC boss has joined the likes of Moyes, Allardyce and Rodgers in the list of bookies favourites to replace Hughes.

Any mention of Pardew is quite unbelievable given how badly he has done recently, with him ending his time at Palace awfully and failing to ever get anything going with the Baggies.

Hughes may now have lowest win percentage (21.7%) of any manager in Southampton’s history who has had over 20 games in charge, however I can’t see Pardew being much of an upgrade given he had just a 14.3% win percentage during his spell with West Brom last season.

He had his moments at Newcastle and should be praised for that, but, based on his most recent attempt to save a side from the drop, Southampton may be best looking elsewhere if you ask me!

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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