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West Brom Appoints Ex-Crystal Palace Manager As New Head Coach

West Brom have announced Alan Pardew as their new head coach this morning.

John Carver, who was Pardew’s assistant at Newcastle, has arrived with the 56-year-old as a member of his backroom staff.

Pardew 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.

Albion’s board reached a unanimous decision to appoint the 56-year-old, who knows technical director Nick Hammond from his time at Reading.

“Alan brings the experience of more than 300 Premier League games and the kind of dynamic leadership from which our Club can benefit,” said chairman John Williams.

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