Newcastle facing a reunion with Alan Pardew at The Hawthorns

Alan Pardew
Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew could be in the home dugout for Newcastle United's visit to The Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion have had "preliminary talks" with the former Newcastle United manager over succeeding Tony Pulis, according to The Sun.

Nicky Hammond, the club's director of football, has reportedly spoken to Pardew about the vacancy.

Hammond previously worked with 56-year-old Pardew, out of work since losing his job at Crystal Palace late last year, at Reading in the early 2000s.

Pardew had left Newcastle to take over at Selhurst Park in January 2015.

West Brom sacked Pulis on Monday after a poor run of results left the club teetering above the Premier League's relegation zone.

United take on West Brom at The Hawthorns on November 28.