London: Alan Pardew paid the price for a club record eight successive Premier League defeats by leaving his managerial role at West Bromwich Albion by mutual consent on Monday.
The 56-year-old had only been at the club for four months after replacing Tony Pulis, but failed to revive their fortunes and he leaves them bottom of the table 10 points adrift of safety with just six games remaining.
Three of those matches are against Champions League chasing trio Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
"West Bromwich Albion and Alan Pardew have agreed to mutually part company today following discussions between both parties," read a club statement on their website.
"Assistant Head Coach John Carver will also be leaving.
"The Club would like to thank Alan and John for their efforts and wish them well in their future endeavours.