A defiant Alan Pardew has said that he will not resign at The Hawthorns and at the time of writing there is no sign of him being sacked. In part this is because none of the usual suspects, the middle-aged men on the managerial merry go round, is available. Tony Pulis is achieving success at Boro.
In his press conference, Pardoo accused his players of lacking effort and hurting his pride. The Times commented, 'Yet if his pride is dented it should be because of his own failure than suboptimal players underperforming. He has won seven of his last 54 Premier League games, dating back to the final days of his reign at Crystal Palace, has lost the Albion dressing room and indisputably deserves to be sacked.'
Will the Pardew myth finally be debunked? Not so long ago he was talked of as a potential England manager, mind you some hopeless cases have ended up there. Accounts of his career usually fail to mention his time at Charlton when his tinkerman tendencies were on display.
My message to the West Brom board: Alan Curbishley is available and willing to go beyond the M25.