ALAN PARDEW is set to be named the new West Brom manager and could start work on Monday. SunSport understands that the former Crystal Palace and Newcastle boss has held a second round of talks with the Baggies. There is likely to be an announcement over the weekend, with Albion facing a tricky tie away to Spurs on Saturday. SunSport reported two days ago how the club’s director of football Nicky Hammond made contact with Alan Pardew and held preliminary talks. Hammond knows Pardew, 56, well from their time working together at Championship side Reading in the early 2000s.