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REVEALED: West Brom players stunned Pardew still in job

West Brom players are stunned manager Alan Pardew is still in charge.

The Mirror says the players are shocked Pardew has not been sacked already with the club hurtling to relegation.

Albion's Premier League prospects have plunged since Tony Pulis was dismissed in November, when they were a point above the drop zone.

His replacement has won just once in 15 top-flight games and the Baggies have slumped to rock-bottom of the top flight, eight points adrift of safety with just nine matches to go.

Some senior stars are amazed the club's hierarchy, who also sacked chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman last month, haven't made another change.

Some players are understood to feel the Chinese-owned club is effectively accepting relegation by keeping Pardew on with nine games left.

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