West Brom have announced on Wednesday morning that they have appointed Alan Pardew as the club’s new head coach.
The former Newcastle manager has signed a two-and-a-half year deal with the Baggies, and replaces Tony Pulis who was sacked last week.
The new West Brom coach has been out of work since last December, when he was sacked by Crystal Palace – ironically, the team Pulis will face up against for his first game in charge on Saturday.
Talking to the club’s official site, Pardew said: “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.
“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.
“It’s an exciting opportunity to play a part in that ambition.”