West Brom reportedly talk with Alan Pardew

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Is the Pardew Bump coming to the Baggies?

West Bromwich Albion is holding talks with Alan Pardew regarding its managerial vacancy, according to multiple reports. West Brom fired Tony Pulis last week.

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Pardew was fired by Crystal Palace last season, two years after being hired away from Newcastle United.

The Wimbledon-born Pardew, 56, may be the anti-Tony Pulis, and the attack-minded Baggies supporters will, at the very least, enjoy what Pardew will bring to the pitch. He’s also entertaining, even if it’s very much “me first” often.

Both clubs saw red-hot streaks under Pardew, and he’s led both Palace and West Ham to FA Cup Finals.

There are plenty of fish in the managerial sea, and some will view Pards’ name as another unfortunate rehash. There’s a decent chance that’s true, but his appointment would be a refreshing change given West Brom’s underachievement and “unlockable” talent.