Alan Pardew future to be discussed as West Brom chief executive flies to China to meet club's owners
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 06/03/18 1:12pm
West Brom chief executive Mark Jenkins is flying to China on Tuesday to meet the club's owners, with Alan Pardew's future as manager expected to be high on the agenda.
The Baggies are eight points from safety and lie bottom of the Premier League, although Pardew is expected to remain in charge for their next game against Leicester on Saturday.
However, the manager's future beyond that match is unclear, and his future will be discussed as Jenkins and the owners meet to plan for next season.
The chief executive will also be asked about what the club's plans are if they fail to avoid relegation, and whether Pardew would be the man to lead them in the Championship.
Jenkins' meeting with the West Brom owners will be the first time he has met them since being appointed in February.
He arrived at the club as a replacement for Mark Goodman, who was sacked along with chairman John Williams last month.
Jenkins will give a presentation at the AGM of Palm - the Chinese firm are West Brom's primary sponsors and are closely linked with Guochuan Lai, the club's controlling shareholder.