Alan Pardew was confirmed as West Brom's new boss on Wednesday, and will be tasked with keeping them in the Premier League. Pardew replaces Tony Pulis who was axed earlier this month after 10 League games without a win. Caretaker Gary Megson has since guided 16th-placed Albion to draws with Spurs and Newcastle. But new boss Pardew, 56, must get the Baggies to rediscover their winning habit after coming 10 last term. His first match in charge is Saturday's visit by old club Crystal Palace, who sacked him a year ago. “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," said Pardew. “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.