Alan Pardew is the favourite to become West Brom's new manager
Thursday, November 23, 2017
West Brom will be making a mistake if they appoint Alan Pardew as their new manager on a long contract.
That's the view of Micky Quinn, with the former top-flight marksman and talkSPORT presenter insisting Pardew would only be a short-term fix for the Premier League strugglers.
The former Charlton, Crystal Palace, Newcastle and West Ham boss is the early favourite to succeed Tony Pulis, who was sacked by the Baggies on Monday.
But Quinn, speaking on the Sports Breakfast, has warned the Hawthorns hierarchy: “He has an impact straight away and then after a certain amount of time he goes on long losing runs. He did it at Palace, he did it at Newcastle.
“The losing run he went on as West Ham manager was the longest for 70-odd years which resulted in him getting the sack – and they lost to Chesterfield in a League Cup game as well.
"He could make a quick impact at West Brom if he gets the job but I wouldn't give him a two-year, three-year contract."
Quinn reckons Sam Allardyce would be a better choice for West Brom, who are sitting fourth from bottom in the Premier League.
The ex-England boss has never been relegated as a manager of a Premier League club and is available having left Crystal Palace in May.
"If it was a straight choice between Allardyce and Alan, it would be Allardyce," said Quinn.
"They are in a relegation fight. They need firefighting and to win some football matches."