Alan Pardew has been hired as West Bromwich Albion manager until 2020.

Pardew had been out of work since he was fired by Crystal Palace last December.

Pardew replaces Tony Pulis.

“I’m thrilled with the opportunity Albion have provided and looking forward to getting to work with what I consider to be a talented group of players,” Pardew told the club’s website.

“The immediate challenge will be to get the results we need to pull ourselves up the table. But I’m aware that while I’m joining one of the great, traditional clubs of English football, it is one determined to go forward in the Premier League. It’s an exciting opportunity to play a part in that ambition.”