English Premier League club, West Bromwich Albion, have confirmed the appointment of Alan Pardew as the Club’s new Head Coach.

Alan, a former Premier League manager with West Ham, Newcastle and Crystal Palace, has agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract.
 
He will be adding his former assistant at Newcastle, John Carver, to his backroom staff at The Hawthorns.
 
Alan, who was named both Premier League and LMA Manager of the Year in 2012, was at the training ground on Wednesday to begin his new job which he described as an "exciting opportunity". 

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He 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.”
 
Chairman John Williams said Albion’s board had reached a unanimous decision to appoint the 56-year-old following a thorough recruitment process.

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