Albion sack Pardew after Burnley defeat

Alan Pardew's disastrous spell in charge of West Bromwich Albion has come to an end. 

Pardew and his assistant John Carver have today left the club by mutual consent after overseeing nine straight league defeats. 

A statement from the club thanked Pardew and Carver for their efforts over the last five months. 

Darren Moore will now be placed in charge of first team affairs until a permanent appointment is made. 

Albion appointed Alan Pardew in late November following the sacking of Tony Pulis. 

At the time, the Baggies were outside of the relegation zone but are now rooted to the bottom of the league and 10 points from safety. 

During his time in charge, Pardew only managed one league win from 18 games. 

His side were also knocked out of the FA Cup in the fifth round at home to fellow Premier League strugglers Southampton.

The only highlight of Pardew's reign was a 3-2 victory over Liverpool at Anfield in the previous round.