Alan Pardew at West Brom shows manager merry-go-round still turns


John Brewin

Jonny Evans' own goal in the second half secured Newcastle's draw as the points were split at the Hawthorns. West Brom caretaker manager Gary Megson is proud of how his side's organisation forced Tottenham to change their shape. With Alan Pardew back in management at West Bromwich Albion, the Premier League's old boys' network has found another placement for one of its members. Back after almost a year out of the game following his sacking by Crystal Palace on Dec. 23 last year, his appointment is a case of English football continuing to be a case of who you know. Nick Hammond, West Brom's technical director, was given his start in coaching by former-teammate-turned-manager Pardew at Reading in 1998. When Tony Pulls was...

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