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West Brom and Alan Pardew’s five-month fling has finally ended

The 56-year-old leaves the Baggies rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table having only taken over at the end of November

The day after April Fools’ Day brings the news which should be of no surprise to anyone.

West Brom have finally parted company with manager Alan Pardew after a five-month stint that saw the 56-year-old win just one Premier League game.

In that time, the Baggies players have allegedly stolen as many taxis in Spain as they have wins in the league.

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Albion lost to relegation rivals Southampton over the weekend to leave the club with a mountain to climb in the chase for Premier League safety.

A club statement said: “West Bromwich Albion and Alan Pardew have agreed to mutually part company today following discussions between both parties.

“Assistant head coach John Carver will also be leaving.

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“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 first team affairs until further notice.

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