Newcastle manager Alan Pardew seems to be excited about the future at St James’ Park.
Carver and Pardew on the sidelines
And Alan already knows full well, that the Geordie fans want to see competition in Europe – and sooner rather than later.
Pardew talked about Europe to the Evening Chronicle today:
“We have got a tight budget here for a Premier League team in terms of trying to compete for Europe.” “But we can do it here.”
“I’ve done it before at West Ham when our wage budget was lower and we managed to get into Europe.”
“We almost did it by position in 2006 and were two places behind Newcastle, but we got there through the FA Cup by getting to the final.”
“We have to look at where we are now, and the long haul.” “But It is definitely, definitely possible with what we’re doing here – I’ve no doubt about that.”
“We still have a lot of work to do this summer. The second year is the most important year in the Premier League.”
Pardew has quickly set up a first class coaching staff on Tyneside, since he arrived almost exactly three months ago, and the Londoner received a lot of plaudits for bringing John Carver back home.
John Carver had been Assistant Manager to the great Bobby Robson, in those magical years from 1999 until 2004 when Bobby managed his home town club.
In the last 3 seasons Bobby was in charge, before he was fired by then Chairman Freddy Shepherd, Newcastle finished in 4th, 3rd and 5th position in successive seasons in the Premier League.
And of course John Carver knows all about the Newcastle club, and he’s not too bad a coach either. 😀
The Newcastle scouting juggernaut will again be out over the weekend scouting players across Europe.
And of course we’ve already been linked with a ton of players, and we’ll be linked with even more as the summer nears, and just today the club has been linked with Spanish striker Callejon and French defensive midfielder Blaise Matuidi.
Howay The Lads!!