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By Chineze Ogugua

West Brom has announced the appointment of former Newcastle and Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew as manager.

Alan Pardew

This comes after the Baggies sacked Tony Pulis on 20 November immediately after their 4-0 loss to Chelsea.

Pardew who left Crystal Palace in December 2016,signed a contract which will run until the end of the 2019-20 season.

In an interview with the club’s website,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,” said Pardew, a former team-mate of West Brom technical director Nick Hammond.

“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.”

Pardew’s first game in charge will be against his former side Crystal Palace at home on Saturday.

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