West Bromwich Albion have confirmed the appointment of former Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew as manager, as the Englishman replaces Tony Pulis.
Pardew’s last managerial stint was with Palace, who sacked him last December, and the 56-year-old, after holding talks with the club last week, has now signed a contract at the Hawthorns until 2020.
West Brom have won none of their last 12 games, and sacked Tony Pulis last week, and the Baggies lie in 17th place, meaning Pardew’s immediate task would be to haul them clear of trouble.
Pardew also managed West Ham in the Premier League, as well as Newcastle, where he won the LMA manager of the year in 2012.
His arrival sees former caretaker boss, Gary Megson, depart.