Report: West Brom hold two meetings with Alan Pardew; Chris Wilder also impressing Baggies

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City at The Hawthorns on August 27, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

West Bromwich Albion appear to be stepping up their pursuit of their next manager, according to reports.

Alan Pardew, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on December 17, 2016 in London, England.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, West Brom have held two meetings with Alan Pardew this week as they continue their search for their next manager, while Sheffield United's Chris Wilder is also catching the Baggies hierarchy's eye.

West Brom sacked Tony Pulis at the start of the week as their poor run in the Premier League continued last weekend, and it appears that they are determined to step up their search for his permanent successor.

Alan Pardew manager of Crystal Palace looks on priorto the Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on September 30, 2016 in Liverpool, England.

The Mail reports that Pardew has held talks with the club's chief executive John Williams on two occasions this week and insiders believe that an announcement could be imminent - though the Mail adds that further talks will be required before it reaches that stage.

Meanwhile however, the Mail has suggested that there are a handful of names still being considered for the post, with Sam Allardyce and Slaven Bilic being joined on the list by Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder.

Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Norwich City at Bramall Lane on September 16, 2017 in Sheffield,...

Wilder has worked wonders at Bramall Lane, guiding them to the League One title in his first season and leading them to the automatic-promotion spots in the Championship so far this term.

The 50-year-old's managerial record is certainly impressive, so it is no surprise that he is being considered for Premier League jobs. But with the Blades flying high, and the Baggies languishing in the top flight, he may perhaps be wondering, if West Brom come knocking, whether staying put would be the smart move right now. 

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