West Brom keeping Pardew to save money - sensible or frustrating?

Alan Pardew the manager of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City at The Hawthorns on March 10, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

West Brom won't sack Alan Pardew until they are relegated as it will save them £1m.

Alan Pardew the manager of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City at The Hawthorns on March 10, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

West Bromwich Albion will not sack Alan Pardew until July 1 because it will cost them £1m less than if they do it before then, according to the Mirror.

That is because Pardew's current £2m-a-year earnings at the Hawthorns will be reduced by 50 percent when they are relegated to the Championship because of a clause in his contract.

A dejected Jake Livermore of West Bromwich Albion after Watford scored the winning goal during  in the Premier League match between Watford and West Bromwich Albion at Vicarage Road on...

However, if the Baggies finish in their current position of 20th then they will receive £2m less in prize money than if they ended one place above.

Admitting defeat with eight matches to play

Essentially this report claims that West Brom's hierarchy of owner Guochuan Lai and CEO Mark Jenkins have already decided the club are going down even with eight matches left to play in the Premier League.

Owner Guochuan Lai of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Everton at The Hawthorns on August 20, 2016 in West Bromwich, England.

With an eight-point gap between themselves and safety and only three league wins all season, is this just a realistic and sensible approach?

Or, with claims that the squad have completely lost faith in Pardew, is this simply adding more frustration and annoyance to a fan base who have endured more than their fair share of it this campaign and basically making the final eight games meaningless?

West Bromwich Albion fans arrive at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Huddersfield Town at The Hawthorns on February 24, 2018 in West Bromwich,...

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