West Bromwich Albion have eight matches left to save their Premier League hopes. But right now, they are seven points back of even second-last. They are eight points back from safety, however, and it’s not getting any better. They have lost seven Premier League matches in a row. Meanwhile, manager Alan Pardew still has a job.
But he knows that might not be for much longer.
“Before you even ask, will I speak to upstairs – of course I will because it’s getting difficult. I will still talk to them and get a feel for what they think because they might think a change is a better thing for the club.”
But Pardew doesn’t stop there.
“I’m going to have to sleep on this result and come up with how we’re going to go forward. I want the best for West Brom. I am not going to lay down tools because I am saying to the players they have to fight until the end.”
So, what’s Pardew’s message?
“You have to fight. You have to fight until the end. I don’t care whatever job or workplace you are in. If you are under pressure and you are not going to fight, then don’t bother turning up.”
Up next, Pardew’s West Brom takes on Bournemouth. Pack your bags, Alan; it’s probably over.