Alan Pardew Moving Quickly On Coaching Positions


We have to say we are happy to see Alan Pardew moving quickly to bring in his new coaching team at Newcastle, and he already has two of the three coaches who will share the coaching duties with Alan.

Alan Pardew – moving very fast with coaching appointments

Alan has promoted Steve Stone to one of the positions, because of his excellent work assisting Chris Hughton since Colin Calderwood left in mid-October.

Andy Woodman is the new goalkeeping coach that Steve Harper and Tim Krul (and Fraser Forster) will soon get to know very well, and Alan wants one more coach – with his now number one target being Chris Powell, currently  at Leicester City,

One thing that Alan is concentrating on is continuity and that’s to avoid the disaster that happened after Kevin Keegan left the club over two years ago, and he should be given credit for being so sensible.

This is how Alan explained his coaching ideas today:

“Steve Stone’s somebody I’ve leaned on heavily in the last few days, and I have really enjoyed my time working with him, even if it has been short. I’m going to give him an improved contract to come and work with the first team.”

“He has the respect of the players, and I always want continuity when I come into a club. My idea is to have a young coaching team, and to grow with the team.”

“One of the reasons I have taken Willie Donachie out of the Academy is because he has that first-team experience as well. He worked with Joe Royle at Oldham and later at Man City before with evin Keegan.

Willie’s a really good technical coach, and I like to have that at the training ground – he ticks that box.

“It means I can bring in another one of Steve Stone’s type, and I think that will give us a nice balance at the training ground, where all the players have got a coach to lean on, and they can find somebody that they trust in a special way.”

It was interesting to see Steve giving Nile Ranger instruction before he cam eon last Saturday – and we don’t know what Steve said to the youngster but Nile gave about 90 minutes of effort in those last 35 minutes and he transformed the game Newcastle’s way with his physical presence.

His attacking forays helped Newcastle to further unsettle the Liverpool defense – to manager Roy Hodgson’s amazement and even anger – so much so that Roy very nearly rubbed his face away at one point.

We are told Peter Beardsley is happy to remain Reserve team coach, and with his name and history in the game, and being a local lad too, he’s an excellent coach to bring  the youngsters through on Tyneside.

If Peter does well with the Reserve side and and the youngsters he will look forward to becoming a first team, coach but it seems that both Alan and Peter agree, Peter needs to get more coaching experience first – and that’s fine.

So things are starting to look just a little bit more stable on Tyneside, and that’s due to the players and to Alan himself, and they have all done a good job working together so far.

We just need it to continue for a few years.

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • leedodd

    Dec 15, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #1

    So Far Alan Has The Team and The Fans Behind Him So He is Doing Ok for Now.
    Lets Hope we now have a Good Season From Now on After Saturday we have a Good Springboard to Go and Push on. Yes Maybe Bring A Coach that We havn’t had at the club before . Powell Could be that Man !!!!!!!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 15, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #2

    Déjà-vu? Sure I read this yesterday?

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  • Toonkistan

    Dec 15, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #3

    isnt that what he said yesterday and you wrote an article about it 🙂 Hi Ed you better spend your early morning on some fresh article like you can write about how simpson said he can never think Houghton enough for rescuing his career 🙂

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  • Toonkistan

    Dec 15, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #4

    **thank

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  • wynsleap

    Dec 15, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #5

    “Alan is concentrating on continuity”
    Really Ed?
    Don’t you think it is more likely that Ashley has demanded “You have to promote from within”?
    Don’t think Pardew’s puppet strings are that long yet (if ever) to make him move on his own.

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  • partizanovec

    Dec 15, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #6

    I hope the training sessions are going well and with proper intensity, with spirits high.
    So I expect brave showing form our boys on Saturday in B’gham, and at least a draw as income.

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  • geoff777

    Dec 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #7

    To be honest I don’t know much about Benton and the facilities we have there.
    How many back-room staff do we have?

    Is there a special defence coach?
    Does anyone come in and have one on one sessions with the centre-forwards?

    Are we properly equipped as a modern football club should be or has Ashley cut back too far?

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  • BillBurch

    Dec 15, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Some people are determined to have-a-go at Pardew no matter what! Could it not be that FMA has more confidence in Pardew than he had in CH and allows him to make more of his own decisions?
    Give the cat-calling a rest ffs!

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  • lewman

    Dec 15, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #9

    just wondering how much the youth know about beardsley, i suppose if they didnt know much he could show them his goal from keegans last game(as a player) for newcastle, you know the one where he slid in for the ball turned and hit that curler from outside the box.

    also on pardew he seems a bit arrogant yes, but he does not seem ignorant like fat sam or souness and i also think this is the best team he has ever managed so maybe he can do well. also pardew didnt sack hughton, ashley did.

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  • swoopingmagpie

    Dec 16, 2010 at 3:49 AM

    Comment #10

    Pardew is an Ashley plant there to report back to his master. I hope de doesn’t get too comfortable!. It’s amazing that a guy like him can waltze onto a club that has a fairly solid foundation due to the work of the previous coach, and start picking up the plaudits for the teams performances. If we can put out our best eleven we can give any team a game on the day.

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