Alan Pardew has been appointed the new manager of West Bromwich Albion.
The former West Ham, Newcastle and Crystal Palace boss replaces the sacked Tony Pulis in the Hawthorns hot seat.
The 56 year old has signed a two and a half year deal with the Baggies and his first game will be against his former Eagles side.
“I’m thrilled with the opportunity Albion have provided and looking forward to getting to work with what I consider to be a talented group of players," said the new Head Coach.
“The immediate challenge will be to get the results we need to pull ourselves up the table. But I’m aware that while I’m joining one of the great, traditional clubs of English football, it is one determined to go forward in the Premier League.
“It’s an exciting opportunity to play a part in that ambition."