Pardew Ready For Return?

Following Paul Clement's sacking by Reading, Alan Pardew is one of the contenders for the vacancy.

Clement was sacked by the Sky Bet Championship strugglers after just nine months in charge with the Royals just outside the relegation zones with just four wins out of 20.

Alan Pardew - Sky Bet odds - 10/1

A familiar name amongst English football fans, Alan Pardew is a well-experienced manager with seven clubs on his CV.

Pardew also has managerial history with Reading having spent four years there between 1999 and 2003. He saw success at the Royals after guiding them to a second-placed finish in the English Second Division in 2002.

He was awarded Premier League Manager of the Year for his efforts at Newcastle in 2012 alongside LMA Manager of the Year at the end of the same season.

During his spell at Crystal Palace, Pardew took them to the FA Cup final although they would lose out to Manchester United.

He is a name that is often linked with managerial vacancies, and the fact that he is currently unemployed could mean a swift appointment.