Familiar faces have been returning to football coaching this week, with Alan Pardew being officially appointed as the new manager of West Bromwich Albion.
Introducing our new Head Coach, Alan Pardew…
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) November 29, 2017
The 56-year-old has been out of work since December last year when he was sacked by Crystal Palace.
Pardew is now Tony Pulis’s successor at The Hawthorns, and alongside him is assistant coach John Carver.
Both worked together at Newcastle United before Carver replaced Pardew as temporary manager at St James’ Park until the end of the 2014-15 season.
The 52-year-old managed to guide the Magpies to safety in the Premier League, but ended up leaving the club in the summer to make way for Steve McClaren.
Carver had an eight-month spell in charge of Cypriot team Omonia, but after being sacked in February of this year, the Newcastle-born coach has been away from the spotlight.
Following the announcement of Carver’s arrival at The Hawthorns, Newcastle fans tweeted their reaction.
— David McAndrews (@DavidMcAndrews) November 29, 2017
— Mal Bamford (@Mal_B_Sport) November 29, 2017
— Richard Coulthard (@Rich1570) November 29, 2017
Carver and Pardew. HOW have they got jobs again at the "top level"!? #NUFC
— Hello, I am Nicky (@ORANGEYPURPLE) November 29, 2017
This things get better with West Brom they now have Pardew and Carver? #NUFC
— #FreeMitro? (@SimplyMitrovic) November 29, 2017
Not just Pardew but Pardew & Carver ?♂️?? #nufc
— John Dixon (@DickoNortheast) November 29, 2017
When you're deep in the sh*t and only the best will do there's a crack duo who'll know no bounds in their quest to get the relegation job done
Pardew & Carver 2 – Championship or Bust
— NUFCRant (@NUFCRant) November 29, 2017