Pardew is­sued with march­ing or­ders af­ter eight straight de­feats

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Alan Pardew paid the price for a club record eight suc­ces­sive Pre­mier League de­feats by leav­ing his man­age­rial role at West Bromwich Albion by mu­tual con­sent yes­ter­day.

The 56-year-old had only been at the club for 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.

Three of those matches are against Cham­pi­ons Leaguechas­ing trio Manch­ester United, Liver­pool and Tot­ten­ham.

“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.

“As­sis­tant Head Coach John Carver will 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 has been placed in charge of first­team af­fairs un­til fur­ther no­tice.

“The club will not be mak­ing any fur­ther com­ment at this time.”

Pardew — whose last man­age­rial job saw him sacked as Crys­tal Palace man­ager in the 2016/17 cam­paign months af­ter tak­ing Evans and Eng­land mid­fielder Jake Liver­more — broke a team cur­few whilst on a warm weather train­ing camp in Barcelona in Fe­bru­ary and stole a taxi.

Pardew, a for­mer Read­ing team­mate of West Brom tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor Nick Ham­mond, was the club’s sixth man­ager since 2011.

They won just once in 18 league games un­der him, and took only eight points from a pos­si­ble 54.

Pardew’s de­par­ture comes six weeks af­ter the club sacked chair­man John Wil­liams and chief ex­ec­u­tive Martin Good­man.

Good­man’s re­place­ment Martin Jenk­ins found the fi­nances in such a poor state that he had to or­ga­nize the club’s first over­draft in a decade.

“I’ve come back (he had been chief ex­ec­u­tive for 14 years be­fore leav­ing at the end of 2016) and I’m shocked at what I have found in some of the de­ci­sions that have been made,” he told The Times last week.

“I’ve come back and can as­sure you that we are right at our limit on STCC (short-term cost con­trol). There is no more money for (play­ers) wages.”

West Brom are in their eighth suc­ces­sive Pre­mier League sea­son but have taken only 20 points from their 32 matches this cam­paign. For­mer Hull and Wat­ford man­ager Marco Silva is the book­ies’ early fa­vorite to take over the role.

CHEERIO: West Brom have parted comp­nay with Alan Pardew af­ter just 17 matches. (Reuters)

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