Pardew departed yesterday after four months in charge. Photo: Twitter

LONDON – Alan Pardew became the second manager to leave bottom-of-the-table West Bromwich Albion this season when he departed yesterday after four months in charge.

West Brom, beaten 2-1 at home by Burnley on Saturday, have lost their last eight league matches, leaving them seven points adrift at the bottom of the table and 10 short of safety with six matches to play.

Pardew, appointed at the end of November with West Brom two points above the bottom three, was in charge for 21 matches in all competitions, managing three wins with only one of those in the league.

Pardew, former manager of Reading, Charlton, West Ham, Southampton, Newcastle and Crystal Palace, replaced Tony Pulis after he was sacked.

West Brom, owned by Chinese investment group Yunyi Guokai (Shanghai) Sports Development Ltd, have had a turbulent season and also sacked chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman in February.