Alan Pardew ditched by West Brom after dismal run

Alan Pardew
The Englishman joined the Baggies in November, but recorded just one league win to leave them stuck at the bottom of the table with few games left

Alan Pardew has been relieved of his duties as West Brom manager, leaving the club sitting bottom of the Premier League table.

The manager arrived at the Hawthorns in late November to replace Tony Pulis, but could do little to turn the situation around, as a win over Brighton in January was the only one he recorded in his 18 Premier League matches.

Saturday's loss to Burnley was West Brom's ninth in a row in all competitions, leaving them seven points adrift of nearest strugglers Stoke City and a full 10 points from escaping the relegation zone.

With six games left to go, the club and coach have agreed to cut ties to make a change in personnel and increase their slim chances of survival.

"West Bromwich Albion and Alan Pardew have agreed to mutually part company today following discussions between both parties," the English side confirmed by a statement on their website on Monday.

"Assistant head coach John Carver will also be leaving. The club would like to thank Alan and John for their efforts and wish them well in their future endeavours."

There were issues off the field during Pardew's tenure, too, as a group of senior players including Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry and England midfielder Jake Livermore were caught up in a controversy which involved stealing a taxi while drunk in Barcelona.

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Pardew has the poorest win percentage of any West Brom manager in Premier League history and their current eight-game loss streak is the club's worst run of form in the top flight since 1985.

The former West Ham, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace coach has won just two of his last 29 Premier League matches.

West Brom resume their battle for survival in the English top flight with a game against Swansea next week before they travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.