Fun facts: Alan Pardew
Take a look at Alan Pardew's managerial career as he's favourite to take the reins at West Bromwich Albion.
Alan Pardew is an English football manager and former professional player who is currently the manager of West Bromwich Albion.
This 56-year-old was born in Wimbledon, England, on July 18, 1961.
Pardew spent his whole professional career as a player at the midfielder position, playing for various teams: Whyteleafe, Epsom & Ewell, Corinthian-Casuals, Dulwich Hamlet, Yeovil Town, Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, Barnet and Reading.
Alan Pardew has 299 league appearances, with 32 goals in total.
Pardew ended his senior football career in 1998, and in the same year, he became Reading's caretaker manager. Next year, he was named the leading manager of the team.
He then transferred to West Ham United, Charlton Athletic, Southampton, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace.
Today, Pardew changed his team once more, and he is now West Bromwich Albion's new manager.