Tony Pulis

Swansea shocker & the two men fighting for West Brom

West Brom’s managerial search

Gary Megson is unlikely to be West Brom’s manager for long.

On Monday, Megson was appointed West Brom’s caretaker boss after Tony Pulis was sacked.

Pulis must have seen the writing on the wall after a 10-match winless run with the Baggies.

On Tuesday, the Times delve into the question of who’ll replace Pulis at the Hawthorns and two names are at the front of the queue.

Albion have today terminated the contract of Head Coach Tony Pulis. Assistant Head Coach Gary Megson has agreed to take charge of first-team affairs until further notice. #PremierLeague #WBA

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Koeman & Pardew

Former Everton boss Ronald Koeman and former Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew are the leading candidates for the West Brom job. As reported in the Times:

Koeman, who topped a fans’ poll in a local newspaper, suffered a chastening final three months with Everton before being sacked in October but officials at The Hawthorns are impressed by his CV and especially his successful two-year stint with Southampton — a similar-sized club.

Pardew (is) a serious candidate, due in part to his links with Nick Hammond, West Brom’s technical director, from their time with Reading. 

Other names linked to West Brom including Sam Allardyce, Nigel Pearson, Derek McInnes and Michael O’Neill.

Swansea & Tony Pulis

Five managers have already been sacked in the Premier League this season.

Are Swansea soon set to make that six?

After losing 2-0 at Burnley on Saturday, are Swansea ready to sack manager Paul Clement?

That idea is floated in the Times, as it’s believed Tony Pulis could already be lining up a move to the Liberty Stadium:

Tony Pulis wants to step straight back into Premier League management after being sacked with a payoff of about £2 million by West Bromwich Albion. 

Swansea City, who are second-bottom and are considering the future of their head coach Paul Clement, are well aware of Pulis’s record of never having been relegated as a manager. 

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