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West Brom's new chief executive Mark Jenkins has painted a bleak picture of the club's finances, admitting: "There is no more money for wages."
Jenkins returned to the club in February after it was announced chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman had been given notice of termination of their contracts and placed on garden leave.
In an interview on the club's official website, the new Albion chief said: "I'll be honest I've come back and I'm shocked at what I have found in some of the decisions that have been made.
"We have wages, transfer fees and loan fees running at record levels and yet we find ourselves in this position (bottom of the Premier League).
"When I was on the outside looking in, for example, I read the reports about the club operating at the limit of its short-term cost control. Knowing the business as I did, I thought that was a negotiating position but I've come back and can assure you that we are right at our limit on STCC. There is no more money for wages."
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Alan Pardew has been appointed as West Brom's new head coach, the club have announced.
The former Newcastle manager has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal to replace the sacked Tony Pulis.
Pardew has been out of work since last December when he was axed by Crystal Palace - the team he will face in his first game in charge of the Baggies on Saturday.
Pardew told the club's official site: "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.
"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."
The 56-year-old had widely expected to become Albion's new manager and he takes over with the club two points above the relegation zone and winless in their last 13 games in all competitions.
Pardew has previously managed Newcastle, Palace, West Ham and Charlton in the top flight.
John Carver, who was Pardew's assistant at Newcastle, will also move to The Hawthorns as part of the backroom team.
Alan Pardew is in the frame to become Norwich City's new manager.
The former Crystal Palace boss could replace Alex Neil at Carrow Road after the Scot was sacked on Friday, Press Association Sport understands.
Pardew is available after he was dismissed by Palace in December with the Eagles 17th in the Premier League.
They won six of their 36 games under Pardew in 2016 but the former West Ham chief has promotion pedigree in the Sky Bet Championship having guided the Hammers to the Premier League via the play-offs in 2005.
Former Birmingham manager Gary Rowett is also interested in the job having failed to land the Rangers role with Al-Gharafa boss Pedro Caixinha expected to move to Ibrox.
Neil was axed following five games without a win but the Canaries had already slipped off the promotion pace in the Championship after a disastrous pre-Christmas run, losing seven games in nine matches.
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