Pardew out as West Brom boss

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ALAN Pardew became the second manager to leave West Bromwich Albion this season when he departed yesterday after four months in charge at the English Premier League club.
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ALAN Pardew became the second manager to leave bottom-of-the-table West Bromwich Albion this season when he departed yesterday after four months in charge at the English Premier League club.

West Brom, beaten 1-2 at home by Burnley on Saturday, has lost its last eight league matches, leaving it seven points adrift at the bottom of the table and 10 short of safety with six matches to play.

Pardew, appointed at the end of November with West Brom two points above the bottom three, was in charge for 21 matches in all competitions, managing three wins with only one of those in the league.

“West Bromwich Albion and Alan Pardew have agreed to mutually part company following discussions between both parties,” the club said on its website, adding that assistant head coach John Carver would also be leaving.

“The club would like to thank Alan and John for their efforts and wish them well in their future endeavors.”

First-team coach Darren Moore will take over until further notice.

Pardew, former manager of Reading, Charlton Athletic, West Ham United, Southampton, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace, replaced Tony Pulis after the Welshman was sacked.

The 56-year-old Englishman, an English FA Cup runner-up with West Ham in 2006 and Palace 10 years later, was the tenth managerial casualty of the current EPL season.

West Brom, owned by Chinese investment group Yunyi Guokai (Shanghai) Sports Development Ltd, has had a turbulent season and also sacked chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman in February.

Mark Jenkins became the club’s new chief executive, taking back the role he held until 2016.

Also in February, West Brom players Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill apologized in a club statement after being questioned by police over the theft of a taxi in Barcelona, where the team was holding a warm-weather training camp.

Pardew said the players had broken a team curfew and he felt let down.

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