'At all costs' - Rangers fans react as West Brom sack Alan Pardew
West Brom have parted ways with manager Alan Pardew after a disastrous run of results left the Baggies teetering on the brink of relegation – and Rangers fans have laughed off the idea of the 56-year-old taking over at Ibrox next season.
West Brom confirmed the decision on their official Twitter account in a short statement on Monday afternoon.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) April 2, 2018
The Gers are likely to appoint a new boss in the summer when Graeme Murty’s contract runs out and, before taking over at West Brom earlier in the season, Pardew was previously a name fans were keen on taking the reins long-term.
Pardew only managed one win in 18 Premier League games at the Hawthorns and recorded their eight successive league defeat against Burnley at the weekend.
Gers fans were vehemently opposed to the former Newcastle and Southampton boss replacing Murty – with one fan saying he should be kept away from the Ibrox giants “at all costs.”
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
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First person to suggest Alan Pardew could "do a job" at Rangers should just quit football and visit a doctor #RangersFC
— Ally Wilkinson (@AllyWilkinson) April 2, 2018
First Rangers fan I see saying Pardew would be great for us. Getting blocked.
— Stuart Philpott (@StuartyPhilpott) April 2, 2018
Alan Pardew has left West Brom.
Keep him away from Rangers at ALL COSTS!
— Kevin Wakeham (@kwrfc1995) April 2, 2018
Would fully expect Alan Pardew to rock up at Ibrox and become the new Rangers manager in the summer. If only to prolong the banter years for a few more months.
— Roddy Graham (@MrRoddyGraham) April 2, 2018
Ally mccoist would be better. Pardew is an absoloute fraud. Never in a million years should he be even remotely considered. He would absolutely ruin us.
— Keith Gordon (@KeithGo84998990) April 2, 2018
Pardew leaves West Brom by mutual consent i await all the Pardew to rangers chat/ rumours now ????
— Raymond Hardie (@RHardie54) April 2, 2018
What have Rangers done to deserve somebody of Pardew's pedigree?
— Sandy Shores (@scotbot) April 2, 2018
Murty took over as manager following Pedro Caixinha’s sacking in October and looked to be a sure-thing to take the reins long-term before a series of poor results left that hanging by a thread.
The Gers face bitter rivals Celtic on April 15th in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden as they look to end a seven-year wait to lift a major trophy as well as secure second-place in the Scottish Premiership.