By Russell Edge

29th Nov, 2017 | 3:53pm

'Absolute disaster', 'Carnage and excuses' - Newcastle fans react to latest PL reveal

Newcastle fans have taken to social media to react to news that former manager Alan Pardew will be taking over the vacant manager’s position at fellow Premier League side West Bromwich Albion.

The Baggies revealed on Wednesday via both their official Twitter account and the club’s website that the 56-year-old had been handed a contract which is set to keep him at the Hawthorns until the summer of 2020.

The Midlands club had been without a permanent manager for their last two games against Tottenham and Newcastle after sacking Tony Pulis following a poor start to the season, which left them sitting one place and one point above the relegation zone.

In his absence Gary Megson took over as caretaker boss, picking up draws against both the Lilywhites and the Magpies before leaving the club as part of Wednesday’s announcement, with former Newcastle boss John Carver coming in as Pardew’s second-in-command.

Newcast fans were quick to turn to Twitter to have their say on the appointment, demonstrating little faith that their former boss would be able to improve the club’s fortunes in the long run.

Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best Tweets:

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Pardew was in charge of 184 games at Newcastle, winning 71 and losing 72, before departing to join his former playing side Crystal Palace, where he was sacked after 84 games in the dugout.

In other Newcastle United news, current boss Rafael Benitez has delivered a concerning update on the fitness of his stars ahead of the clash with Chelsea.

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