Who Is Alan Pardew – His Career So Far

Alan Pardew was born in Wimbledon in July of 19161 and started management in 1998  as caretaker manager of Reading Football Club.

Alan Pardew – 99% certain to become Newcastle manager

In his playing days Alan was a midfielder who played for various clubs, with the major ones being Crystal Palace and Charton Athletic.

49 year-old Alan started his management career with Reading in March of 1998, when he was appointed as caretaker manager after the departure of  Terry Bullivant, and Alan was finally appointed manager the following year.

He then joined Championship club West Ham very early in the 2003-2004 season, after former Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder had been ruthlessly sacked after recovering from a brain tumor. ,  and within a couple of years had them promoted back to the Premier League.

But things started to go badly for Alan and in December of 2006, following a 4–0 defeat away at Bolton Wanderers the previous weekend (at least we scored one goal),  it was announced that Pardew had been dismissed by West Ham.

At that time West Ham released this statement:

“The chairman Mr Eggert Magnússon and the board have been concerned by the performances of recent weeks and feel that it is the right time to make a change in the best interests of the club.”

He took over at Charlton Athletic two weeks later, signing a three-and-a-half year contract on Christmas Eve of 2006 – a present for Charlton fans?.

Pardew took over Charlton when they were in 19th place in the Premier League, with just 12 points and a –20 goal difference, but he was unable to keep Charlton up, resulting in the first relegation of his career, both as a player or manager.

But Charlton’s form quickly deteriorated in the Championship, and they were near the bottom of the table after just 8 games without even a win, and a 5-2 home defeat to Sheffield United on 22nd November 2008, Pardew parted company with Charlton by mutual consent.

Obviously Alan didn’t do as well in the Championship as our own Chris Hughton did last season with 30 wins and 102 points, as Newcastle sailed straight back up.

Pardew was appointed manager of Southampton in July of  last year, after the new owner Markus Liebherr had taken over the club and sacked Mark Wotte just one day after completing the deal to save The Saints.

Pardew led his side up the League One table and despite their 10 point deduction, their challenge for a playoff place was kept alive until there were just two league games remaining.

I followed them last season, as I have a few friends in Southampton where I lived eons ago, when I first joined IBM, and we know Alan did great last year in very difficult circumstances at Southampton.

Pardew led Southampton to the Football League Trophy final on 28 March 2010 at Wembley, which  the club’s first trophy since 1976.

He was sacked in August, although only 13% of Southampton fans agreed with the decision.

This is what the Southampton board issued at the time:

“Following a review of the status in and around the first team, the club has decided that, to achieve its well-known targets, it is essential to make changes to the first-team management and coaching,”

“These targets for sustained and significant progress embrace both the first team and the football development and support centre as integrated, co-operative units.

“We recognize that frequent changes to the football management are unlikely to assist in the winning of trophies and promotions.” (you don’t say – try 13 managers in 13 years)

“However, we are taking these steps to achieve our aims, which we share with all supporters, to get promoted this season, and secure long-term stability and progress for our football operations.”

So that’s what Alan has done up to last August.

Now can somebody please tell us what in his record qualifies this man to become the new manager of Newcastle United – perhaps he just talked himself into the job and Ashley and Llambias didn’t check his record out.

His management record in short is as follows:

Team 	         G 	W 	D 	L 	Win %

Reading         212    102 	52 	58 	48.11
West Ham        163 	67 	38 	58 	41.10
Charlton         89 	28 	26 	35 	31.46
Southampton      64 	34 	17 	13 	53.13

Total 	        528    231     133     164 	43.75

Am I dreaming all of this – or is this actually  happening?

Can somebody please wake me up from this Newcastle nightmare.

Comments welcome.

39 comments so far

  • Magpietillidie22

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #1

    What qualifies him? Hes a joke and fat Ash loooooves a joke, bit of fun. Now he has NUFC to use as a tool in producing jokes on a large scale.

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #2

    he is best friends Big Fat fart and derek *(**)()(*…shame shame shame..this is what you say experience, this is shitting on fans.

  • Lew Davies

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #4


  • baz65

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #5

    STILL NOTHING CONFIRMED, sky now saying that TWO people are in for the job. I will not and cannot believe this until its on the site.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #6

    @ Magpietillidie22 // Dec 8, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    What Qualifies him?

    He is Ca$hley and Lambs-Arse’s gambling buddy

  • m.0001

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #7

    this is the most asinine managerial appointment ever. it’s even worse than graeme souness a few years back then.

    by the way, where’s souness? he’s a possible potential name after pardew gets sacked in early february!

  • ginkoh

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #8

    He’s nobody !! that’s fact !!

  • Magpietillidie22

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Richygo1 – yeah I was answering Eds question lol

    I hope for the club that Pardew is a smokescreen, I mean Ashley could have this all set up, make Pardew fav to put the real target on large odds so he can have a bet and make a mint – I wouldnt put it past him.

    And smokescreens have been the case since relegation to be fair

  • Reshad

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Sacking Chris Hughton, to replace him with Alan Pardew in an attempt to ‘do better’ is about as logical as sticking your testicles in a food blender for five minutes, hoping it will increase the chances of you and her in doors to conceive.

  • Brutooon

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #11

    what da hell?

    from what i see it, CH is better in 18 mths than him in 12 years…

    CH manage to get us back from championship to BPL in a season!

  • RedMissionBells

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #12

    If Alan Pardew becomes the manager of Newcastle United, I will stop supporting Newcastle United.

    These are very sad times as a Newcastle United fan. The top management is so frustrating.

  • carrollsinger

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Aghhhhhhh when will I wake up it’s gotta be a joke

  • stopper

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #14

    dont give a sh?te….Ashley you utter tool….been a season ticket holder for over 15 years and have been stuck on the 3 yr deal that runs out this season……As a result of this latest incident I will NOT renew for next season.

    I’m Through with it all …enough is enough.

    I’ll go on saturday to voice my objections to Ashley’s appointment of Pardrew and then decide if i’ll go to anymore games.

    I think there are many season ticket holders who are on the 3yr deal who will now not bother renewing their season ticket and if not abandon going to sjp all together will just pick and choose which game to see….assuming we are still in he EPL new season……More lost revenue for Ashley and the club……What must he be thinking of??????.

    Holding on to the hope that theres some substance in the rumour that Ashley is cleaing the decks for a posible sale of the club….god i hope so

  • Magpietillidie22

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #15

    RedMissionBells – A NUFC can’t do that mate. If Pardew becomes manager I’ve already set out my plan. I won’t be spending another penny on tickets or merchandise. I was support them from the comfort of my armchair and watch as Ashley sees the income plummet. He will then listen, money is his god.

  • kentonmags

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #16

    STOPPER im on a 3yr deal and im with you on this one mate im in the leazes corner and will NOT be renewing next season im through with it all iv been going to games for 20yrs and hate it

  • sweendog

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #17

    unfortnately BBC don’t report without good evidence .. they suggesting it Pardew .. hope they’re wrong .. wait and see if the protest planned for this evening worries that f##kwit ashley .. I’m sure he wants a successful team .. and what he is doing by appointing Pardew is condemning us to relegation due to the negativity on the terraces and in the team .. has he not learnt about what hapened 2 years ago .. with this exact scenario .. sacking keegan and bringing in Joe F’in kinnear

  • kentonmags

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #18

    SWEENDOG what time is the protest this evening

  • sweendog

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #19

    I heard 4’o clock .. I’ll see if I can get confirmation

  • Magpietillidie22

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #20

    Is there a protest tonight aswell as Saturday?

  • cgrizzly87

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #21

    “Alan Pardew was born in Wimbledon in July of 19161”

    He must be special – he’s from the future!!

  • kentonmags

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #22

    looks that way see if you can confirm that because i heard 4 aswell but cant seem to get it confirmed

  • Sinner

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #23

    This clubs has become an utter joke now.
    Appointing Alan as new manager !?Wtf!
    The club release a statement that they are looking for manager of experience on and on,
    Comeon Hughton has more exp than this Mr.Crap,(Whom relegated Charlton from PL,played for a shitty team,also spent who had spent some time at tottenham on loan,and did not even got a game under his belt),well on the contrary Hughton who played most his carrier at Tottenham,becoming a crucial player,even was the caretaker manager of this team,bringing Newcastle to PL,making them along the way amassed more than 100 pts,and currently positioning them in a confortable midtable place.None could have done better with the exception of Robert di Matteo.
    This club has now surpassed itself..D:/

  • Magpietillidie22

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #24

    cgrizzly – lol you quick lil git

  • Toonkistan

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #26

    the headline should rather be
    “Who the **** is Alan Pardew”

  • Magpietillidie22

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #27
  • geoff777

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #29

    Lots of press about the managers contract and how little he’ll be paid with bonus paymnts for success.

    The club is being run as a business.

    Strange that the paying customer matters so little.
    Hope lots of season ticket holders don’t renew.

    Go to the big games but don’t bother going for Bolton, Blackburn, Wigan, Fulham etc.

    Low attendance and not buying shirts etc will hit Ashley hardest.

    +++ Boo Partpoo out of the ground.

  • budmon

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #30

    the NUFC board consists of:
    – m.a. fat *ss
    – m.a. obese right leg
    – m.a. overwieght left leg
    – m.a. bulgingly disgusting stomach
    – and of course the fat *uck himself

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #31

    As I’ve said before just because we’ve got a sh*t owner & now (it seems) a sh*t manager we can’t just stop supporting Newcastle United they are Newcastle so if you are a REAL Geordie then you have to continue supporting them. The one thing we can do is have a one game protest I would really love it of no one turned up for the game against Liverpool on Saturday. I think that would really show Fat Tw*t & Laimear*e what we think

  • Magpietillidie22

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #32

    Where has this name Partpoo come from and which part of him is poo? lol

  • slazberger

    Dec 8, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #33

    his head once he gets it out of ashley’s arse

  • geoff777

    Dec 8, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #34

    ooh a one game protest now that’s going to hurt a billionaire … better to go and boo lame@rse and Partpoo in front of the cameras.

    Don’t renew season tickets and just go to the games you want.

    Support them from the pub or online.

    Don’t buy Toon merchandise or shop in Sports Direct.

    A couple of wins with Hughton’s team, HBA & Gosling back and Partpoo & Ashley will be heroes on this blog.

    I can see the headlines.

    Ashley Runs Club As a Business – Good

    Pardew Seems To Be Doing Well – Very Good

  • Visten

    Dec 8, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #35

    We would be better with Alan Partridge.

  • lewman

    Dec 8, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #36

    i would have thought this about as likely as signing nial quinn on a 12 year contract in a swap deal with andy carroll. hopefully neither happen as either would be a complete disaster

  • RedMissionBells

    Dec 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #37


    Although I said I’ll quit supporting the club,
    my heart is still very much with the club.

    I guess its armchair support from now till Mike Ashley leaves.

  • max

    Dec 8, 2010 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #38

    hey big fat ashley,,,
    just sign o neill ok..
    then u can sell the club… go out..

  • whoarya

    Dec 8, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #39

    Honesty, Integrity, Decency equals Chris Houghton. Pardew is bang up against it so we truly hope he is up for it.


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