Alan Pardew is on a five man shortlist to become the new manager of Watford. Pardew is reported to be desperate to get back in management. However, he is set to demand big wages commensurate with his record of recent Championship success.
Watford have a tradition of appointing up and coming managers and might therefore settle for Brentford boss Andy Scott who would probably come cheaper than Pards. Or, if they can afford the translator, they might take St.Johnstone supremo Derek McInnes.
Watford sources refused to comment on rumours that if Iain Dowie failed to get a contract renewal at Newcastle, they might try for a 'dream team' of Pardew as manager and Dowie as coach.