- West Brom have only nine games left to secure their Premier League future
- Alan Pardew’s position was reviewed after Huddersfield and Watford defeats
- Baggies board believes there are a lack of alternatives to take charge
Laurie Whitwell for the Daily Mail
Alan Pardew is set to remain in charge of West Bromwich Albion for the foreseeable future after the board decided to extend his stay of execution.
The club reviewed Pardew’s position after defeats to Huddersfield and Watford but now feel that making a change with nine games left would not mean a better chance bridging the eight-point gap to safety.
West Brom have explored alternatives but ruled there is a paucity of candidates capable of stepping into the current situation as relegation looms.
Alan Pardew is set to remain in charge of West Bromwich Albion for the foreseeable future
The Baggies have fallen eight points adrift of safety with only nine games remaining
Pardew was able to extract an improved performance in Saturday’s defeat at Vicarage Road and West Brom now feel there is no better manager to cope in the circumstances.
Chief executive Mark Jenkins has flown out to China to address the annual general meeting of Palm, the large-scale landscaping company that sponsors West Brom.
He is expected to hold talks with owner Guochuan Lai over the prospect of dropping into the Championship.
Pardew’s job remains under scrutiny after a run of one win in 15 Premier League games since replacing Tony Pulis but it is thought only a vicious atmosphere at the Hawthorns during the campaign climax would force West Brom’s board to act.
Pardew’s position was reviewed after recent defeats by Huddersfield and Watford