Newcastle have now officially confirmed the appointment of Alan Pardew as their new manager.
Alan Pardew – Newcastle United manager
And as we reported earlier today he has been offered a huge five and a half year contract at the club.
Maybe that’s because this will be the 5th manager to serve under Mike Ashley since he arrived at Newcastle in the summer of 2007, which turned out to be bad news for the club, even though it was met with some aplomb.
We’ve been trying to find out about the man himself in the last couple of days, and how he manages, and what we’ve come up with is a little better than we expected.
The fans at Southampton were a little aggrieved when he was firs last August, and he seems to be a good man-manager.
We have to hope he’s a good man-manager because that will be his first major hurdle to overcome – to get the Newcastle players behind him, and that will start today.
We do not think this is a good appointment, but we didn’t think Chris Hughton’s appointment was either.
So we have to hope we are wrong again – and yes — that will give hope to Newcastle fans everywhere we know. 😀
Best of luck to Alan Pardew – he’ll need to show courage and fortitude in the job, just like Chris Hughton did.
And let’s put something out there that’s positive – if we win on Saturday Newcastle will be buzzing again.