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Magpies set for reunion with former boss at the Hawthorns

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could be set for a reunion with former boss at the end of the month, with the ex- boss being touted as the favourite to take the vacant job at West Bromwich Albion.

was let go from his job at the Hawthorns yesterday after a disappointing start to the season for the in which they have not registered a top flight win in 10 games.

Pardew, who has been out of work since being controversially sacked by Crystal Palace just over a year ago, has now emerged as the lead contender for the job, with West Brom understood to be ‘preparing talks’ over Pardew’s return to management.

The will be boosted by Pardew’s recent comments over the previously vacant job, in which he hinted he would be open to a return to management.

“Yeah I would have taken it,” Pardew said speaking on whether he would have been open to a job at the London Stadium.

“It was a job where you know you could tell it was a good board and good players and in a position where they are underperforming and as a manager that really helps when you go in because you can then make an instant impact.”

Should he be appointed as Pulis’ successor, Pardew will find himself facing off against his former club at the end of November, with both sides looking to end runs of recent poor form.

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