Mounting speculation in the British media has it that former Crystal Palace and Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is ready to take charge of West Bromwich Albion.
It is understood that Pardew will be named Tony Pulis’ replacement on Wednesday afternoon at a press conference at the Hawthorns.
The Baggies parted ways with Tony Pulis on 20 November after a 10-match winless run in the Premier League which put them one point above the relegation zone.
On his own part, Pardew has been without a club since December 2016 when he was sacked by Crystal Palace. The 56-year-old tactician is expected to sign a deal until 2020 which will make him WBA’s sixth permanent manager over the past six years.
Pardew has enjoyed an 18-year-long managerial career which saw him have spells with Reading, West Ham, Charlton and Southampton.
He is expected to take full charge of WBA on Saturday when Baggies play Pardew’s former club Crystal Palace for which they are available at 2.63 (13/8) betting odds to win.
West Bromwich Albion are coming off from a 2-2 draw with Newcastle during the week, in a match which saw them surrender a two-goal lead. The Baggies still moved up to 16th place in the table ahead of Everton.
After the Crystal Palace clash WBA face a difficult spell which has them travel to Liverpool and Swansea before playing host to Manchester United.