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New jobs for the boys

Filed: Wednesday, 29th November 2017
By: Staff Writer

Sam Allardyce has been confirmed as the new manager of Everton - on the same day as Alan Pardew was confirmed as manager of West Bromwich Albion.

The two former West Ham bosses were confirmed by their new clubs within a matter of hours of each other this morning, just three weeks after another Premier League stalwart, David Moyes replaced Slaven Bilic at West Ham.

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Pardew, who as KUMB.com exclusively revealed earlier in November wanted a second stab at the West Ham job has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Albion.

Meanwhile Allardyce, who held the managerial post at West Ham between 2011 and 2015 is poised to sign an 18-month deal worth in the region of £6million per year.

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"Iím thrilled with the opportunity Albion have provided," said Pardew this morning. "I'm looking forward to getting to work with what I consider to be a talented group of players and itís an exciting opportunity to play a part in that ambition.

"The immediate challenge will be to get the results we need to pull ourselves up the table. But Iím aware that while Iím joining one of the great, traditional clubs of English football, it is one determined to go forward in the Premier League.

Meanwhile Allardyce is set to be at Goodison Park tonight when his new club take on Moyes' West Ham, although caretaker boss David Unsworth is expected to name the team and remain as interim manager until later this week.

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