West Bromwich Albion have confirmed the appointment of Alan Pardew on a two-and-a-half-year contract to replace Tony Pulis.
The Baggies fired Pulis last week following a run of results that left them close to the relegation zone.
Former manager Gary Megson took over on an interim basis, but he has now left the club with Pardew taking over.
Pardew, who has added former
Newcastle manager John Carver to his backroom staff, 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.”
Pardew’s last job was at Crystal Palace where he initially kept them in the Premier League before leading them to the FA Cup final.
However, they struggled in 2016 as a whole and he was sacked in December.
West Brom currently sit 16th in the table, two points above the drop zone.
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