During the manager merry-go-round, Pardew has now found himself managing West Brom, who sacked Tony Pulis last week.
Pardew has come out in an interview since his appointment and has said that he deserved more time when in charge of Crystal Palace.
The ex-Palace manager will take charge of his team for the first time on Saturday, at home to Palace, who have ex-West Brom manager, Roy Hodgson in charge, which really sums up the Premier League manager merry-go-round, which includes new Everton but ex-Palace and West Ham boss Sam Allardyce taking charge of his first game this weekend.
Pardew came out and said
I still don’t think I’m perfect by any stretch of the imagination but I hope I’m a good manager for West Brom, experience is important and when you look at Sam Allardyce, David Moyes and myself, we have a history of delivering.
I was disappointed to lose my job at Palace, I really was. I think although we were on a difficult run, we had finished 10th, we had got to an FA Cup final. I felt I deserved more time but I didn’t get it.
I did feel a little harshly done by on that decision. Of course, you can justify it by saying on that particular run I had to go, but sometimes as a manager, with the relationship you have, I felt I had a bit more trust than that.
The 56-year-old will be hoping to prove his point this weekend against his former side.