Alan Pardew's West Brom deal includes summer break clause

The Baggies have fallen eight points adrift of safety with only nine games remaining

The Baggies have fallen eight points adrift of safety with only nine games remaining

West Brom are next in action away to Bournemouth on Saturday as they attempt to carve out only their second league win in 29 matches dating back to August.

Leicester City came from behind to register a 4-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthornes.

The Baggies are eight points from safety with just eight games left to play and the Baggies have only won once since Pardew came in to take over from Tony Pulis in October.

Although Pardew has no intention of resigning, he sounded as if he was nearly anticipating the sack in the wake of the 4-1 defeat at home against Leicester City on Saturday.

Among the front-runners are Aberdeen's Derek McInnes, who captained Albion to promotion to the Premier League and remains revered by supporters, Leicester City coach and former West Brom star Michael Appleton, and Ostersunds boss Graham Potter is an outsider for the poisoned chalice.

Albion will also be able to attract a better calibre of manager in the summer than they can now, having struggled to entice any potential candidates to the job in recent weeks.

Weekend weather: Warmer with rain and wind followed by sun
There is a chance of rain Saturday afternoon, when a high in the upper 40s is expected, and Saturday night . Wednesday night , the low will be around 36 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service.

He said after the game: "Before you even ask me the question, will I speak to those upstairs?"

"We want to finish the season in the best way possible and good preparation together is very important to give us the best chance", the Frenchman added. I am happy of course because it was a good reward for all the squad and not just the starting players. You have to fight until the end.

"For me, it's about planning for next week and getting ready for a hard game at Bournemouth and that's what I will do".

Inspiration may be taken from the club's heroics during the 2004-05 season in which West Brom stayed up on the final day of the season after beating Portsmouth 2-0 at The Hawthorns. "I look forward to more goals in the next games".

Despite midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak allegedly swearing at Pardew when he was substituted on Saturday, that point has not been reached yet.

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