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West Brom appoint Alan Pardew and Sam Allardyce agrees Everton deal

Pardew signs two-and-a-half-year deal to succeed Tony Pulis as Baggies boss

Premier League side West Bromwich Albion have appointed Alan Pardew as their new head coach.

Pardew, who has replaced Tony Pulis, joins a West Brom side that currently sits 16th in the Premier League table. 

After signing a two-and-a-half-year deal, Pardew’s first match in charge will be against his former side Crystal Palace at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Speaking to the West Brom website Pardew says he is excited to be in charge of one of England’s “great, traditional” clubs. 

“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,” said Pardew.

“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.”

Assistant head coach Gary Megson has left the club after taking over as caretaker boss following Pulis’s sacking. John Carver, Pardew’s assistant at Newcastle, has been added to the West Brom backroom staff.

Allardyce agrees Everton deal

According to Sky Sports News Sam Allardyce has agreed a deal to take over as manager at Everton. 

Former England boss Allardyce is expected to be formally named as Everton’s new manager before the home Premier League match against West Ham United tonight.

Sky reports that Allardyce will appoint Sammy Lee as his assistant manager and also bring former Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare into the Everton set-up.

Current caretaker boss David Unsworth, who has been in charge since Ronald Koeman was sacked, is expected to return to his previous position as the under-23s' manager.

Premier League results and fixtures

Last night’s Premier League results

  • Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Crystal Palace 0 
  • Leicester City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 
  • Watford 2 Manchester United 4 
  • West Bromwich Albion 2 Newcastle United 2

Tonight’s Premier League fixtures (7.45pm unless stated)

  • Arsenal vs. Huddersfield Town 
  • AFC Bournemouth vs. Burnley 
  • Chelsea vs. Swansea City 
  • Everton vs. West Ham United (8pm, live on BT Sport
  • Manchester City vs. Southampton (8pm) 
  • Stoke City vs. Liverpool (8pm)

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