Football: Pardew leaves Premier League tailenders West Bromwich Albion after just four months

Alan Pardew had only been at West Bromwich Albion for four months but failed to revive their fortunes.
Alan Pardew had only been at West Bromwich Albion for four months but failed to revive their fortunes.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP, REUTERS) - Alan Pardew paid the price for a club-record eight successive English Premier League defeats by leaving his managerial role at West Bromwich Albion by mutual consent on Monday.

The 56-year-old had been at the club for only four months after replacing Tony Pulis but failed to revive their fortunes and he leaves them bottom of the table 10 points adrift of safety with just six games remaining.

"West Bromwich Albion and Alan Pardew have agreed to mutually part company today following discussions between both parties," read a club statement on their website, adding that assistant head coach John Carver would also be leaving.

"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 will take over until further notice.

Pardew, former manager of Reading, Charlton Athletic, West Ham, Southampton, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace, took over from the sacked Pulis.

The FA Cup runner-up with West Ham in 2006 and Crystal Palace 10 years later was the 10th managerial casualty of the Premier League season.

West Brom, owned by Chinese investment group Yunyi Guokai (Shanghai) Sports Development, have had a turbulent season and also sacked chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman in February.

Mark Jenkins became the club's new chief executive, taking back the role he had held until 2016.

Also in February, West Brom players Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill apologised in a club statement after being questioned by police over the theft of a taxi in Barcelona, where the team were holding a warm-weather training camp.