West Brom to confirm Alan Pardew as manager on Wednesday afternoon

Alan Pardew will be appointed as West Brom’s new manager on Wednesday afternoon, Sky Sports News understands.

The former Crystal Palace and Newcastle manager is expected to be unveiled as Tony Pulis’ replacement at a press conference at The Hawthorns.

Pardew has been in advanced talks with the Premier League club about a return to the managerial ranks over the last few days after emerging as the favourite to take over last week.

Pulis was sacked on November 20 after the club went down to a heavy 4-0 home defeat by Chelsea.

Gary Megson has been in interim charge since Pulis departed and was again in the dugout on Tuesday night when his side threw away a 2-0 lead in a 2-2 draw with Newcastle United.

Pardew will take over a side that could be in the bottom three of the top division by the time he takes his first game.

West Brom sit 16th but could be overhauled on Wednesday night by Everton, West Ham and Swansea City.