West Bromwich Albion should appoint a good old-fashioned British manager like Alan Pardew to replace the sacked Alan Pardew, says Alan Pardew.
Pardew – who was axed by the Baggies after his eighth successive defeat – is adamant that those fancy foreign managers don’t understand the English game well enough to help his former club bounce back from relegation, which happened during his disastrous spell in charge.
“As a British manager it’s my duty to speak about the importance of giving the big jobs to British managers,” he said.
“This is purely for the good of the game and has nothing to do with me wanting to be given the big jobs at the expense of better-qualified managers from abroad.
“If West Brom want to be successful they must give a British manager a go. I hear Alan Pardew’s available.”
Many people agreed with the former Crystal Palace and West Ham boss, most notably out-of-work British managers and pundits who fancy a go at management.
Pardew added: “West Brom may be down, but they’d be even further adrift by now if the chairman had brought in someone from the continent.
“Pep Guardiola may have done the double, but can he dance like me? Can he fuck!”