An announcement is expected from West Bromwich Albion imminently.
Alan Pardew has been named as the new manager of West Bromwich Albion.
The former Crystal Palace manager has taken over from Tony Pulis and it could be good news for a handful of Baggies players. Here are three who could benefit from Pardew’s appointment.
Nacer Chadli has played just twice in the Premier League so far this season. The Belgian allegedly had a fallout with Pulis in the summer and was sent home from their pre-season tour according to the Telegraph.
The 28-year-old is arguably West Brom’s most talented player. He scored five times last term and is one of the few creative and technically gifted players available at the Hawthorns. Pardew has managed similar players in Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa previously so Chadli is the type of player he likes.
Salomon Rondon was in and out of the team under Pulis towards the end of his tenure. The Venezualan often cut a forlorn figure up front. He had a lack of support and was often feeding off scraps.
Pardew is likely to play a more open and attacking style which should mean more service to Rondon. Pardew had the likes of Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha during his time at Crystal Palace so expect wide players like Matt Phillips and James McClean to be more involved to provide more crosses for Rondon.
19 year-old Sam Field has found opportunities limited at the Hawthorns, particularly under Pulis. He’s only featured twice in the league, one of which was under Gary Megson.
Pardew gave the likes of Paul Dummett, Adam Armstrong and Sammy Ameobi their Newcastle United debut’s which proves he’s willing to take the chance. Pulis is an old school manager who’s focus is often solely on survival and therefore prefers experience whereas Pardew likes a more vibrant and youthful line-up which could see Field get more opportunities.