Alan Pardew was selected as the coach that was supposed to save West Bromwich Albion but he failed and the Baggies were relegated to the Championship the previous season and the coach was sacked before the end of the season.
The former Newcastle and Crystal Palace coach spoke about this experience as he claimed, according to Birmingham Mail: “(The taxi incident) was damaging in so much that prior to that trip – which was meant to be a team-bonding trip – we had a fantastic result against Brighton and we had beaten Liverpool in the cup with their strongest team.”
“Suddenly, I felt we were there. I thought we were going to make it really tight for everybody else.”
“The Barcelona thing was a terrible incident.”
“The players let themselves down, they let the club down and they let me down.”
“From that moment forward, we never got results.”