Carver Also Leaves The Hawthorns
West Bromwich Albion have sacked manager Alan Pardew after just over four months in charge. Pardew succeeded Tony Pulis at the end of November. But the Baggies won just three of his 21 games in charge of the side. They lie at the bottom of the Premier League ten points from safety with just six games left to play.
A club statement this morning announced Pardew’s departure after discussions between the board and the former Newcastle United and Crystal Palace manager. Assistant Head Coach John Carver will also be leaving The Hawthorns.
The statement continued:
“The Club would like to thank Alan and John for their efforts and wish them well in their future endeavours.
“First-team coach Darren Moore has been placed in charge of first team affairs until further notice.
“The Club will not be making any further comment at this time.”
Leicester City assistant manager Michael Appleton is among the favourites with the bookmakers to succeed Pardew. The 42-year-old is as low as 2/1 in the betting with some bookies.
Former Watford and Hull City boss Marco Silva is also as little as 2/1.
Mick McCarthy, who leaves his post as manager of Championship side Ipswich Town at the end of the season is around 4/1 as is a surprise name in the frame: former Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle.
Paul Cook is around 10/3 with some bookmakers. The Wigan Athletic boss looks set to guide the Latics to promotion from League One. If Cook is successful it will be his third promotion in five seasons – all with different clubs. He guided Chesterfield to the League Two title in 2015 and matched that feat with Portsmouth in 2017.
Other potential candidates include Nigel Pearson, Michael O’Neill, Gary Monk, Derek McInnes and Martin O’Neill.