Alan Pardew would give West Brom players a huge lift with his style of play, says Dean Ashton. Pardew confirmed on Super Sunday that he has held talks with West Brom about replacing Tony Pulis at The Hawthorns. And Ashton, who played under Pardew at West Ham, says his positive style of play will contrast Pulis' and insists the players will enjoy his management style if he is to take over. Ashton said on Goals [img]sbobet%20mobile[/img] on Sunday: "They'd be getting a super confident man, who is very confident in his own ability. I loved playing under him, because of the style of football. "He'll go in there and it won't be like Tony Pulis in terms of lots and lots of shape, it will be how he can affect the teams, how he can attack, how he can hurt teams. "A lot of the training was like that, which is why it was so enjoyable for the players. "If they're looking for that sort of manager, who goes in and gives the players a lift, he certainly is that type." Ashton played under Pardew in 2006 at Upton Park, and a return to management could be on the cards for sbobet mobile
the 56-year-old, who most recently managed at Crystal Palace until 11 months ago. He is a notoriously fast starter in management, known for getting results early on to change clubs' fortunes, but Ashton said he hoped Pardew learns to be more disciplined with his players to earn more respect. "I like to think he's learned from his mistake at other clubs, where he was maybe to matey with the players, got on too well with them. "So that when things do turn, he didn't quite get that respect that he needed."