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No fond farewells for Pards.

ALAN Pardew left West Bromwich Albion without saying goodbye to the players.

The first team squad had yesterday off and were not at the training ground when the end of the manager's four-month reign was announced.

Pardew was informed of his fate by chief executive Mark Jenkins after a joint board decision to end his ill-fated stint at the club.

With just one win, 12 defeats and five draws in 18 Premier League games and Albion all but doomed for relegation to the Championship, the 56-year-old accepted the course of action.

It is believed that Albion's limp first halfsurrender in Saturday's defeat to Burnley and a spat involving Pardew's assistant John Carver and supporters during that eighth consecutive reverse were among the tipping points.

Carver's departure was also confirmed yesterday.

First team coach Darren Moore has been placed in caretaker charge of Albion's senior squad until the end of the season, when the club will look to appoint a new manager.

Club officials see no value in bringing in Pardew's successor now because it would leave the likely stain of relegation on his CV.

The new man will also be dealing with a muchchanged squad with the Baggies set for a dressing room overhaul during the summer.

Under-23s boss Jimmy Shan could be part of Moore's backroom staff for the final six fixtures of this disastrous campaign.

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Apr 3, 2018
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