West Brom appoint Alan Pardew as new manager - club statement

Reuters , Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

Former Crystal Palace's English manager Alan Pardew looking on before the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in Manchester. Premier League strugglers West Brom on November 29, 2017 appointed Alan Pardew as their new manager following the sacking of Tony Pulis AFP

West Bromwich Albion appointed Alan Pardew as manager on a two-and-a-half year contract, the Premier League club said in a statement on Wednesday.

Pardew returns to management for the first time since being sacked by Crystal Palace in December 2016 and replaces Tony Pulis at West Brom.

Pulis was sacked earlier this month with West Brom hovering just above the relegation zone after four straight league defeats.

"I'm thrilled with the opportunity Albion have provided and looking forward to getting to work with what I consider to be a talented group of players," Pardew said on the club website. (www.wba.co.uk)

"The immediate challenge will be to get the results we need to pull ourselves up the table. But I'm aware that while I'm joining one of the great, traditional clubs of English football, it is one determined to go forward in the Premier League."

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