Alan Pardew has cleared his desk at The Hawthorns ahead of his sacking this weekend. The Wimbledon born manager is due to be dismissed again after a string of poor results since his appointment in November.
“I like to get a head start,” the former Palace manager told Soccer on Sunday. “Other managers prefer to wait, but I like to load up the car boot with my bits and bobs before the chairman swings the axe. Sometimes I say my goodbyes the day I’m appointed to really get ahead of the game. You pick up little tricks like that through experience, and there’s none more experienced at being sacked than yours truly.”
“I can still turn things around at West Brom,” added Pardew. “Only joking. The one thing I bring is the certainty that I’ll be sacked early doors. Other managers maybe don’t have that consistency. They do a good job here, a bad one there. It makes it hard to plan. I offer clubs that knowledge that I won’t be there soon. They have my word.”
David Moyes has accused Pardew of disrespect.
“Alan’s not the only one with that consistency,” the Scott told Soccer on Sunday. “It’s well documented that I’ve been horrible everywhere I’ve been. My record speaks for itself. It’s horrendous. So I think Alan’s being a wee bit mischievous there. I was being sacked when he was still in short trousers.”