Some Details Leak On Alan Pardew Contract


Sky Sports revealed some details on the type of contract Alan has taken to be manager of Newcastle.

Alan Pardew – a big big job on his hands

But before we get to that it seems that Newcastle may have approached Martin O’Neill about the Newcastle manager position.

The report is that Martin asked for what Alan Shearer asked for in the summer of 2009 – £20M in transfer fees for January – and apparently Mike offered him £10M.

That’s the story in any case, and we have a  hard time believing that’s true, as it looks like Pardew was the major candidate, if not the only one, and he was already friends with the owner.

What’s that about it’s not what you know but who you know.

But that at least explains why Pardew was even considered, because it’s certainly not his record that got him the job.

Alan’s contract is a long one – five and a half years – but a very small termination fee has been agreed by the parties,  which is not surprising.

At least Mike has learned some of the business side of football contracts – after having to pay £6M out to Allardyce and his staff when they were fired in January of 2008, and £2M out to Kevin Keegan eventually, after he left in September of the same year.

There’s £8M that could and should have been used on player acquisitions.

The total package is thought to be around £500K per year, but is laced with enhancements if the side does well – and has a low guaranteed wage.

That isn’t much of a surprise, since Mike has not been too enamored with some highly paid managers at Newcastle – Sam Allardyce being the main one, where Ashley obviously didn’t  get value for money.

So Alan’s contract is incentive based – and big time too.

And there’s a very quick way, probably the only way,  that Pardew can get the Newcastle fans behind him – and that is by starting to win games – and a win on Saturday would be a great start.

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42 comments so far

  • lesh

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Placer vos paris Mesdames et Messieurs.

    Platzieren Sie Ihre Einsätze meine Damen und Herren.

    Bah?sler?n?z? bayanlar ve baylar yer

    http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896/premier-league/2010/12/09/2253160/alan-pardew-already-52-to-leave-newcastle-united-by-the-end

    Gawd, the bookies are showing a lot of faith in Ashley’s judgement!

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  • Thump

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Promoted as champions, relegated as losers.

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  • lesh

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #3

    * ? = ?

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  • carrollsinger

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Jobs fir the boys simple as he was always number 1 choice Ashley wanted hoots gone along time ago but due to good start to the season he couldn’t. I really hope hoots get a prem team as manager and becomes one of the best managers in the English game he deserves it!

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  • TheGallowgateEnd

    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Think of a way of getting Mike Ashley out of Newcastle. There must be one…

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #6

    If the fans don’t attend, there is no NUFC – period.

    That’s the only way but we are a compliant lot of moaners and losers – that’s why Ashley is laughing his blubber off at us. Meanwhile Freddie Swineherd & all the blogs urge the fans to support the club – Ashley’s club! Ho Ho, Merry Xmas suckers.

    Think of all the things you can do with your shirt and entrance money instead of giving to Ashley. How many times will we get well and truly screwed and just accept it????

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  • Lynxie

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Poison his pies. He must eat enough of them, the fat bastard

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  • dak76

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #8

    How about we all chip in for a hitman to take him out….

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  • G

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #9

    @ post 5. There is very little point at the minute, however, as the season tickets are coming towards the renewable date, simply don’t renew is the only way to hurt him. Unfortunately for us, MA will not trully suffer, he will just put more club employees like stewards and bar staff out of work, so only the little man really suffers.

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  • gorskino10

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Please can someone answer this, Mike fired Chris kind of rashly because he must of had contact with another manager who was about to leave/join a new team so he paniced and got rid of Chris, The Jol leaves Ajax so you would think “Oh its Jol then because he left the club and he must of told ashley he wanted to leave and ahsley saying he will give him out manager post” then he hires Pardew a guy got SACKED from a championship/league 1 team! he isnt Premier League quality of a manager, so did Jol not accept the money being offered? or was other people interviewed like Martin O’Neil and Pardew was the only one cheap enough for Ashley? something doesnt sound right with this appointment, Pardew has been out of work for AGESSSSSSSSSSS so why now?

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  • Flair:20

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #11

    I don’t care what the terms of Alan Pardew’s contract are. It should have been Chris Hughton’s contract.

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  • hitman

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #12

    thats it captain,how many times can we be treat like mugs before we say enough is enough,ashley is playing on our loyalty,take that away and hes fked.

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  • maccas7

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #13

    How about invading the pitch and let him know what we really think? How can us toon men sit and take this.. if this was in a bar and someone taking the piss he’d be KO’d.
    Wreck the joint and let him know we mean business.

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  • lesh

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #14

    Gorskino10, the answer’s elementry..

    Pardew, Ashley and Llambais share a common interest and no, it’s not football.

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  • lesh

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #15

    Perhaps a more positive way to publicize malcontent is to mount a visual campaign for someone to save the club by buying it?

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  • Toon_Army

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #16

    We have to back the team.

    Pardew is not Freddy Krueger, His record isn’t great but bigger managers have failed at NUFC also.

    Lets give him a chance, we don’t think he is good enough, but let him proove that he isnt good enough first 🙂

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  • shearermania

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #17

    toon-army…
    spot on mate

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  • Newca5t1e

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #18

    Howabout getting the council to withdraw the lease for the ground, so that He has nowhere to call a home ground? But agree to allow the lease to stand ONLY if the Fat man sells the club?

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  • juliogeordio

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Its time to organise and DO something. A show of power and organisation. Boycott a game. Most could be persuaded if IF they didnt expect to turn the TV on and see there were still 40.000 there.

    Those that think something like that cant make a difference are wrong. It would generate world media and support. as well as show we can get organised and get out if we aren’t treated with the respect we deserve.

    Those who think its turning your back on the team. 1 game. to try and rescue a whole club. How many times can we just take it?

    Done properly, this could be something historic. not just for NUFC but for football. Lets remind everyone that football is our game. This is our team. And we won’t be treat like this any more.

    Ed.. At least run a Poll for anyone that would be going on Saturday – and if they’d be prepared to boycott. See what the results are. Go from there. Maybe generate some publicity from it. Pass it to .com – see what there feelings are. I dunno. You guys with the voice need to get off the fence. Just this once.

    in hope.

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  • Toon_Army

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #20

    By Boycotting you will only unearth the unrest that we recltly put to rest.

    Players will then revolt and chaos will insue resulting in a dip in form and guaranteed Regligation.

    Do you remember what Reigation felt like? It was a lot worse than the anouncement of Pardew as Manager.

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  • milburn 77

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #21

    toon army, bollocks. i for one have had it, im sick of bending over to be fucked by ashley and his cockney cronies, i wont be back next season and im not sure im in the minority.
    you can pull the support the team line as much as you want but sooner or later we have to say enough is enough and force a change

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  • boater

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #22

    Pitch invasions will only result on points being docked. We need to keep it within FIFA laws and regulations.

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  • maccas7

    Dec 9, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Boater thats true – maybe the wrong choice but im just sickened by all this. Since he arrived its been downhill all the way and im tired of it all now. Finally we had someone in (CH) that got the dressing room together which in my mind is the number 1 thing, and that fat twat has gone and thrown all that away. These big players we have WILL leave and i dont blame them. Honestly who can Pardew attract in the transfer window? I dont think many to be honest. And more to the point, who will wanna come to the toon when they WILL become a Championship club!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #24

    SPOT ON Toon_Army!

    Do people not realise, it is things like protests and pitch invasions that make a mockery of our great club?

    Does a protest instil confidence and belief in our players? NO

    Will AC score 5 goals against Liverpool because someone has grafittied over a SportsDirect banner? NO

    People talking about protests, not renewing season tickets etc. need to realise that whatever hits Ca$hely in the pocket will, in the long run, affect the team, either player sales, relegation etc.

    Do you all think that the asking price was the only thing that put potential bidders off buying the club? NO, it was that and the fact that owners soon get it in the neck up here and protests etc are not a good public rofile for big business men.

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  • milburn 77

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #25

    ashley sacked kevin kegan and we bent over, he brought in jfk and we bent over, he tried to rename the ground and we bent over, he put that sports direct sign on the galogate roof and we bent over…. do i need to go on?

    and you say do nothing and support the team?
    your having a laugh

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  • maccas7

    Dec 9, 2010 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #26

    Well said Milburn its about time we took a stand.

    Untill Fat boy has gone it’s now bye Newcastle united.

    Hate cockneys as it is without watching one actually ruin our club!

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  • shearer4pm

    Dec 9, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #27

    so when the stigma of being newcastle boss leaves. he starts losing games. he will be on a p**s poor wage. why wont he just leave? he has no assistant so theres an excuse already. once the honeymoon period has come to end and we’re relagation candidates again(which i unfortunatly believe will happen) he will just up and leave. i give him to april.
    luckily we have some poor teams in the league with us. thats the only way i can see us staying up. i’ll be checking wolves, westham and wigans results stright away from now on

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  • marshy

    Dec 9, 2010 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #28

    I can’t believe some fans are saying the supportive things that they are,ashley is screwing this club for all he can get and by going to matches and buying merchandise they are ultimately saying to fatash ‘you can do what you want’.this man is the football equivalent of the devil incarnate and to me he wants to ruin our club.

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  • Obafan

    Dec 9, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #29

    Really difficult to hit that fat bast*rd, but there has got to be a way to do it. Pardew as our manager, come on why did he not go for Basil Fawlty; that would have shocked the world. Even tho’ it is not Pardew’s fault, he is a wanker and has booked very bad results in the past and got 2 teams relegated. Did Ashley make a bet that Pardew would be able to relegate with 3 EPL teams, then this makes sense otherwise the fat maffia man is ruining our beloved club.

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  • plym toon

    Dec 9, 2010 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #31

    we need a large %age of toon fans owning the club to stop this ashley from doiung more damage…..similar to what german clubs do

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 9, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #33

    This is all a sick joke from the fat bastard. It seems like he’s playing with our loyalty and pushing it to the limit. He’s struck my nerve a few times but this is the last straw for me. I can’t stand this fat prick anymore. Boycotting matches is a thought but will only affect transfer money for new players. Pitch invasion will result in points reduction. Banners and demonstrations will only result in player unrest and relegation AGAIN. If we get relegated- and now after Chris Hughton’s sacking there is a real danger- sadly i don’t think we will ever recover from that one.

    We will become the new Leeds Utd. and all thanks to that fat cunt called Mike Ashley!

    God I hate him so much!!!

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  • plym toon

    Dec 9, 2010 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #34

    100,000 toon fans world wide pledging one thousand each =1 billion….interest at 3% =30m….a year…..this would put the club in a healthy position.No additional borrowing.Investment in success

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  • Solaidback

    Dec 9, 2010 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #35

    plym toon – And where do you expect the 100,000 toon fans to get a £1000 from exactly???

    You can forget everything you’ve all said, there’s no viable way of removing Ashley from the club if he doesn’t want to go, unless some die-hard, uber-rich Toon fan offers him anything from £300m for the club & even thn he may not want to sell it!!

    We’re stuck with him & Pardew if we don’t want to ruin where we are now or get relegated or fined by the FA or put the players off their game, we’re at catch 22 what ever we do, so the only thing we can do is nothing!!!

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Dec 9, 2010 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #36

    He’ll sell up once the club starts losing money

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  • Dondatta13

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #37

    Demonstrations and the like at SJP will put the lads off their game?

    And SACKING the very man that bought them back from the brink in one of clubs darkest periods for a long long time won’t?

    A guy they liked, trusted and believed in…

    Go figure huh

    When the owner pulls the rug from underneath the team time and again then I think a one, two or three match boycott seems conservative in relation … Can I call it collateral damage?

    I predict the treatment room will get very full very quick

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  • Bao Zheng

    Dec 10, 2010 at 2:27 AM

    Comment #38

    The answer can be found in The Damned United. Players not interested or worse conspiring, either way we lose game after game until Pardew sacked. Look for injuries and cards galore. He has no money so nothing he can do to stop it. Better players more than happy to get transfered out. Shola will stick around for his testimonial!!!

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  • northernfacing

    Dec 10, 2010 at 5:46 AM

    Comment #39

    I’ve never read such drive from supposed Toon fans. you all said the same about CH when he was left in charge. he was always going to be a patsy, did well enough to delay the inevitable till now. BUT….with transfer window opening, it was either achangenow or risk the slump (how many points in last 5 games eh? relegation form). CH is good man but Championship manger ….at the moment. moving him on isn’t the issue, probably the right decision, as is the timing. Pardew in ia a question mark though. support the team, not Ashley. i wouldn’t care who owned them if we are successful – never going to happen under CH, nice guy or not!

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  • northernfacing

    Dec 10, 2010 at 5:48 AM

    Comment #40

    sorry that was meant to say drivel not drive

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