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Marco Silva favourite to replace Alan Pardew if West Brom wield the axe

Baggies chief is in the firing line after the taxi-gate scandal, FA Cup exit and a poor Premier League run which has left the club rock bottom

Marco Silva is reportedly being lined up to replace Alan Pardew if the under-fire chief West Brom chief gets the boot.

The Baggies were dumped out of the FA Cup by Southampton days after the taxi-gate scandal heaped embarrassment on The Hawthorns.

Marco Silva has been out of work since being sacked by Watford in January

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Marco Silva has been out of work since being sacked by Watford in January

Rock-bottom Albion also sacked chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman as the supremos paid the price for bad form.


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Pards, 56, has two games to save his job, and 40-year-old ex-Watford chief Silva is the bookies’ No1 choice to replace him.

The Portuguese tactician – who left the Hornets amid reports his head had been turned by Everton’s advances- is evens to land the post.

Silva failed to keep Hull up last season but performed well at Watford until he was accused of losing focus due to the speculation.

Alan Pardew is running out of time at West Brom after a series of struggles

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Alan Pardew is running out of time at West Brom after a series of struggles

West Brom owner Guochuan Lai has given Alan Pardew two games to save his job

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West Brom owner Guochuan Lai has given Alan Pardew two games to save his job

Harry Redknapp was the early favourite but has slipped to 5-1, with Gary Megson and Mark Hughes among the other contenders.


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After Gareth Barry, Jonny Evans, Boaz Myhill and Jake Livermore were involved in an alleged theft of a taxi, a source in China told SunSport that the debacle has raised doubts about Pardew’s leadership.

The source revelead: “[West Brom owner] Mr Lai is furious.

“In China, discipline is a basic skill, the minimum required to be successful in any professional.

Jake Livermore, Gareth Barry, Johnny Evans and Boaz Myhill were in town for a match

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Jake Livermore, Gareth Barry, Johnny Evans and Boaz Myhill brought negative headlines to increase the pressure on Pardew

“He cannot believe that a group of players who are supposed to be all pulling their weight in getting out of trouble in the league cannot stay out of trouble off the field.

“It has raised serious concerns about Pardew’s leadership because he is the man who should be setting an example.

“Lai is not a patient man. He expects results. He won’t be sacking Pardew on this issue alone.”


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