West Brom: Alan Pardew says vacant managerial role is an 'attractive job'
Alan Pardew said the West Brom manager's job is "attractive" after confirming he has held talks about taking over at the Premier League club.
The 56-year-old is favourite to replace Tony Pulis, who was sacked on Monday after two victories in 21 games.
Ex-West Ham boss Slaven Bilic rejected the chance to discuss the role, and Gary Megson is in temporary charge.
"It's a club who have a really good set of players. It's a good opportunity," said Pardew.
"Maybe they should be doing slightly better than they are. Looking at them and the depth of the squad, I think it's definitely got improvement in there," he told Sky Sports.
"I've had discussions with them. Obviously it's an attractive job, so we'll see where it goes."
Megson led the Baggies in a 1-1 draw at Tottenham on Saturday, a result that leaves the club 17th in the Premier League.
Ex-Crystal Palace manager Pardew, a former team-mate of West Brom technical director Nick Hammond, has been out of the game since being sacked by Palace in December 2016.
He has previously managed in the Premier League at West Ham, Charlton and Newcastle.