Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Pardew holding crisis talks with West Brom

Pardew holding crisis talks with West Brom

West Brom were unable to capitalise on Salomon Rondon's earlier opener as Leicester City inflicted a damaging 4-1 defeat upon the Premier League's bottom club. They are eight points adrift of safety with eight games left, but have secured only three league victories all season.

West Brom boss Alan Pardew admits owner Lai Guochuan might believe a "change is a better thing" as he prepares to hold talks over his future at The Hawthorns.

Jamie Vardy has scored in all four of his Premier League appearances against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns (four goals).

Jamie Vardy netted a volley and Riyad Mahrez, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Vicente Iborra also scored for eighth-place Leicester.

The Baggies broke the deadlock after only eight minutes of their Premier League clash with Leicester City this afternoon, but went on to lose the match 4-1 as they slipped closer to relegation zone.

Pardew, whose position remains fluid, said: "Before you even ask me the question, will I speak to those upstairs? Of course I will because it's getting hard", said Pardew.

"I would keep Alan Pardew because they aren't going to get out of it". The Foxes are the better team and they will hope that they can win and get their total to 40 points.

In the other Premier League games on Saturday, Everton beat Brighton 2-0 at Goodison Park as Newcastle thumped Southampton 3-0 at home.

This time there was no fight-back and Leicester were cruising.

"They've got to fight to the end".

During his post-match press conference, Pardew chose not to be magnanimous as he tore into his players, accusing them of giving up towards the end of the game.

But then an individual error cost West Brom yet again.

The likes of Chris Wilder and Lee Johnson deserve enormous credit for the work that they have done at Sheffield United and Bristol City respectively, and they would arguably be names who could find the job tempting.

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