Alex Ferguson Hopes Pardew Will Stay At Newcastle Five Years

Alex Ferguson has been on Sky Sports News talking about the Newcastle United club, who appointed their 6th manager in three years on Thursday.

Sir Alex Ferguson – hopes Pardew is at Newcastle for five years

And to think Mike Ashley said the one thing Newcastle needed was stability,  when he bought the club in the summer of 2007.

Newcastle fans find Mike to be a complete enigma, to be polite, and dislike him immensely.

But Alan Pardew, who is currently the meat in the sandwich at Newcastle in this latest melee, has received support from his fellow PL managers, and none more so than Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ferguson is probably the best manager Britain has ever produced, and Alex knows a thing or two about football management, and he has brought Man United unprecedented success over the last 25 years.

This is what Alex said yesterday:

“I hope that Alan Pardew gets his five years at Newcastle because that will be a sure indication that they are confident in him,”

“They are giving him trust and five years to mold Newcastle his own way and, hopefully for them, bring some success.”

“That is a good sign, but we need leaders not just from a management point of view, we also need leaders in the boardroom who are prepared to show the way.”

Leadership in the boardroom – what a concept.

Well you can hardly accuse Newcastle of having any of that at least over the last 13 years since December, 1997 when Freddy Shepherd was appointed Chairman.

Freddy fired Newcastle managers Kenny Dalglish, Ruud Gullit, Bobby Robson, Graeme Souness and Glenn Roeder in his 10 years in charge.

Because Bobby was at Newcastle for five years, that’s not too bad, compared to Mike Ashley having six managers over the last three years.

So that’s 11 Newcastle managers by our reckoning in the last 13 years, compared to only one manager at Man United and one manager at Arsenal – two of the most successful English clubs in that period.

It’s kind of  interesting to think what it would be like to have some leadership in the Newcastle Board-room – we have no idea what it would be like – because we’re too used to having none.

22 comments so far

  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 11, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Attack Toon Attack! Mamma Mia! padere Pardew, run Pardew run!


  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 11, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Padre mio Pardew silver padre mio!

  • jimiley

    Dec 11, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Pardew must not be attacked. He must be supported. He did not sack CH and took a job many would not touch with a barge pole. The person we should be after is the anti Christ MA.

  • Smithy

    Dec 11, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Who is the guy that was on ssn saying he’s leading the protest? Thought he hit the nail on the head well said. HWTL

  • dave 1961

    Dec 11, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #6

    For anyone still unsure over Pardew, theirs every indication that he was a co conspirator with laurel and hardy, theirs every indication that this was a done deal months ago, and they were just waiting for any excuse to sack Hughton. I have made my position on Hughton clear, I have never felt he could take the club to where I wanted to go, but after last season I made it plain that I was going to give him every chance to make it. this season has had its ups and downs, but look at thing from a different perspective, and for bad refereeing we could have had 6 more point’s, that could have been within 6 points of top, so Hughton in my opinion was dumped too soon we did not take this to its conclusion, he did not fail, this was not a knee jerk reaction, it was done to create a job for Llambias’s mate simple as that. so it’s a case of Pardew happy to see Hughton sacked so Pardew could have his job.

  • Mancgeordie

    Dec 11, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #8

    ok the way chris hughton was sacked is s##t after the great job he did but if we start protesting now we go right back to square one and all his hard work is undone, I think we should support the team firstly and pardew saying to fat cashley ok this is the man you see leading us to infinity and beyond were going to back him but so do you as well and give him some funds and let him manage then if no new players have arrived come feb and results are crap then we can protest and say we are doing are bit whats going on

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 11, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #9
  • spanishtoon

    Dec 11, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Last time i post this!
    beautiful piece on nufc

    hwtl lets beat liverpool!!

  • Oleg G

    Dec 11, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #11

    You people are boring. “let support him”.

    Like someone said here – comes fab and the results are crap…. it will be too late then + then MA will sack him too and bring a new guy and you will say again – ok well, lets support him now.

  • spanishtoon

    Dec 11, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #12

    sorry wrong link….the fab article about newcastle and what it means to be a fan in an “arranged marriage”

  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 11, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #13

    …no attack Padrew….i mean Toon Attack Attack…!! And now it s Padrew and wish luck for him.

  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 11, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Padrew dream Attack Toon Team——————

    S Taylor —–Sol——-Colo———–Enrique——

    ———Barton———Tiote—–Jonas————————Ben A——-Carroll—–Ranger————–

  • Jose_Horny_Enrique

    Dec 11, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #15

    tbh im gonna give padrew a chance now, i think he’s got it in him to be a great manager one day if he gets the chance, he did well at both reading and westham…
    maybe he could be our very own sir alex? 😉

  • dave 1961

    Dec 11, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Just had a thought we should have draped a massive for sale sign on the east stand with “football club for sale” 1 awful owner, no reasonable offer refused. Especially Qatar royal family.

  • jimiley

    Dec 11, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Lets get behind Alan and Mike and take this club forward. Mike does not know what he is doing but we should forgive him. That way we can build on the success of CH.

  • CT

    Dec 11, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #18

    Jimiley, have you had a transplant ovanite or what.? Ashley is what he is end of but Pards and the team deserve our support, their innocent to a degree in this.
    End of Feb is the time for judgement, then protest all you want if neede and I`ll be at the front of the Q. For now HWTL!!!

  • jimiley

    Dec 11, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #19

    No man, I’m just having a laugh. I’ve said all I want to say about MA and what we should do (boycott the ground) But few seem to agree and just want to support the team. Supporting the team means supporting Ashley but nobody can understand that. Relegation is a price worth paying to get rid of him. KK has just said we are going backwards with this owner. An empty stadium would force him out. And thats coming from a fan of 45 years who until two years ago used to travel from London as a season ticket holder. Interesting to see what the gate is today and then watch it crumble.

  • Muzza

    Dec 11, 2010 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #20

    Anyone who says relegation is a price worth paying to get rid of Mike Ashley isn’t thinking about this. We get relegated again we become an even less attractive prospect to potential buyers and without a buyer prepared to step in and offer the fat man his asking price he’ll stick us in administration and sell the club piece by piece. I for one don’t want to see the club destroyed.

    We stay up this season there’s a very good chance we’ll get bought up by the Qatar Investment group looking to get a footing in the game for the world cup in ’22.

    Give fat mike some stick, by all means, but make you support the club if only to show potential buyers why we’re the best fans in the country. We don’t want to turn into ‘Boro.

  • alannewman

    Dec 11, 2010 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #21

    Can this guy ever shut up? He’s doing one of the easiest job on earth-by just working with the illegal Asian bookie to take control over Howard Webb, Phil Dowd, Mike Dean and Martin Atkinson, to win matches and titles.

  • hadthetshirt

    Dec 12, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #22

    dave 1961
    I agree with what you said.I too had doubts about CH.The timing is a sticking point.Does Ashley let him go on and then bring a manager in like last time near the end of the season,or do what he did know and change before it’s too late.
    We will never know if CH would have kept us up or not.I guess it’s one gamble Ashley wouldn’t take.All I know is Chris was a great servant to this club and deserved better treatment.Is Pardew the right man I don’t know,but it isn’t his fault he got the job.I know yesterday was CH’s team but Ranger substitute changed the game for me,so Pardew gets a little credit.As he could have gone with Smith,or Lovenkrands.He saw how Carroll was terrorising their defence and fair play to him for giving Ranger the chance.
    Good luck to Chris hope he had a great birthday and finds a job with better employers soon.Thanks Chris


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