One Win In 19 Pardew Will Still Land A Good Pay Off
Alan Pardew won the latest edition of the sack race on Monday when the now former West Brom manager and the club came to a mutual agreement that he would leave. Despite only one Premier League win during his tenure Pardew will still be well paid.
When West Brom sacked Tony Pulis they already looked in a difficult situation but at least they were appointing a manager known for his new manager bounce, even if Alan Pardew doesn't bring continued success.
Pardew and sporting fails, leave it to you to connect the dots:
Unfortunately this time Pards didn't bring his usual game to help the Baggies survive in the Premier League and he won just one of his Premier League games in four months at the club.
It was yet another failure for one of the Premier League's British managers who are constantly on rotation with the middle to lower of the table sides, leaving the Baggies 10 points adrift of safety and rock bottom following the 2-1 loss to Burnley.
Despite being an abject failure the former Newcastle United boss, who actually took them into Europe, is due a decent pay-off with West Brom with the Telegraph reporting he will be paid £500,000 compensation for leaving with a few weeks of the season left.
The paper report that the compensation is due to a break clause that existed in the contract for the end of the season.
Even though he lasted just 19 Premier League games, gaining five draws and one win to go with 13 losses, the 56 year old was actually lucky to last as long as he did.
According to the report the Baggies actually wanted to replace Pardiola back in February. After the 2-1 loss to Huddersfield on the 24th they made contact with former Watford boss Marco Silva but when that didn't work they stuck by their man for a while longer.
In the end it proved fruitless with the weekend's loss the final nail in the coffin in what has been a poor season all round for the Hawthorns club, who will likely return to the Championship for the first time in eight years.
With Pulis, Mark Hughes, Sam Allardyce and Roy Hodgson amongst the other British managers to be sacked and/or getting new jobs this season you wonder how much longer the system can go on for.