West Bromwich Albion confirm they have parted company with manager Alan Pardew, two days after the Baggies suffered a home defeat to Burnley, their eighth consecutive Premier League loss.
Assistant manager John Carver followed Pardew through the exit door. First-team coach Darren Moore has been made caretaker manager until a permanent replacement is found.
Albion’s statement revealed Pardew held talks with West Brom and his decision to leave was a mutual agreement. However, the 56-year-old was walking on thin ice with the Midlands outfit rooted to the foot of the Premier League table.
At the time of Pardew’s departure, West Brom find themselves 10 points adrift of safety after 31 games, while having lost eight games in-a-row. No side have won fewer games or scored fewer goals this season and they’ve managed to pick up just one league win since Pardew was appointed.
West Brom’s eight consecutive defeats (Premier League)
- (31/1/18) Manchester City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion
- (3/2/18) West Bromwich Albion 2-3 Southampton
- (12/2/18) Chelsea 3-0 West Bromwich Albion
- (24/2/18) West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Huddersfield Town
- (3/3/18) Watford 1-0 West Bromwich Albion
- (10/3/18) West Bromwich Albion 1-4 Leicester City
- (17/3/18) Bournemouth 2-1 West Bromwich Albion
- (31/3/18) West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Burnley
With 10 points separating them from safety and seven games remaining, West Brom have a difficult task to stave off relegation this season.