Report discloses what Alan Pardew's told pals about West Brom job

Former manager of Crystal Palace and Newcastle, Alan Pardew arrives to work for the media ahead of the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Manchester City at the...

Alan Pardew is reportedly a candidate in the running for the West Bromwich Albion job.

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 in the Daily Mirror, Alan Pardew is very keen on succeeding Tony Pulis at West Brom and has told friends that he would 'take the handbrake off' if given the job at The Hawthorns.

The Baggies axed Pulis at the start of the week as their winless run in the Premier League continued, and, unsurprisingly, a number of names have already been linked with the post.

WBA manager Tony Pulis reacts during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on November 18, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

One of the most prominent names it seems is that of Pardew, who is out of work having left Crystal Palace last year. And the Mirror reports that he is extremely keen on getting back into the dugout with West Brom if the chance presents itself.

The Mirror adds, seemingly with the idea of attempting to appease supporters who had grown tired of watching Tony Pulis' brand of football, Pardew has told those close to him that he plans to 'take the handbrake off', surely hinting that he would be looking to implement a more attacking style of play.

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.

With a number of exciting players within the squad, there is no question that West Brom have the potential to play a more exciting brand of football, putting more faith in the likes of Oliver Burke and Nacer Chadli who certainly have the potential to make something happen.

And if he can convince the West Brom hierarchy that he can introduce that style, then it would be no surprise if the board like what they hear as the squad is certainly good enough to be doing a lot better than they currently are.

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