Alan Pardew to speak to West Brom owners after a sixth successive league loss
Last Updated: 10/03/18 7:28pm
West Brom manager Alan Pardew says he will speak to the club's owners and admits "they might think a change is a better thing" after the 4-1 defeat to Leicester.
Having gone into the break level with the Foxes after Jamie Vardy cancelled out Salomon Rondon's opener, Riyad Mahrez struck just after the hour mark and with the air sucked out of the hosts, the away side netted two late goals.
West Brom are eight points off safety with just eight league matches remaining and Pardew conceded that despite wanting to stay in charge, the club's owners may feel a managerial change could help their bid to secure Premier League survival.
"Before you even ask me the question, will I speak to those upstairs? Yes I will, of course I will, because it's getting difficult," he said in his post-match press conference.
"For me, it's about planning for next week and getting ready for a difficult game at Bournemouth and that's what I will do.
"But I will still talk to them and get a feeling of what they think because they might think a change is a better thing for the club, I don't know.
"The one thing I'm not going to do is what I said on Thursday, is I'm not going to lay down tools."
After Mahrez put Leicester in front, poor defending from West Brom allowed substitute Kelechi Iheanacho head the visitors' third goal in before Vicente Iborra rose above Craig Dawson to nestle in a fourth in added time.
And, Pardew was particularly critical of how his side played in the final part of the match.
"I said to the players they have got to fight to the end and I'm criticising them for the last 20 minutes because they weren't fighting," he added.
"They've got to fight to the end. I don't care whatever job or workplace you're in, if you're under pressure and you don't want to fight, don't bother turning up."