Confirmed: Alan Pardew is West Brom manager

Alan Pardew will be appointed as the new manager of West Bromwich Albion, today.

The former Crystal Palace and Newcastle United manager replaces Tony Pulis as boss after the Welshman left the club after the defeat to Chelsea.

The bookies had made Pardew favourite for the role very soon after the exit of Pulis.

Pardew, a man who it’s fair to say divides opinion, is a man who is well known to the Albion faithful; he’s faced Albion 20 times as a manager with a range of different club.

Pardew, a former team-mate of West Brom technical director Nick Hammond, will take charge of his first game against former club Palace at The Hawthorns on Saturday, 2 December (15:00 GMT).

Albion then face trips to Liverpool and Swansea before a home fixture against Manchester United.

Pardew, who has also had spells at Reading, West Ham, Charlton and Southampton in an 18-year managerial career, has been a losing FA Cup finalist twice as a manager.

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