Alan Pardew Immensley Proud To Be Newcastle Manager


Alan Pardew got just 3% of the vote when we listed three managers who could manage Newcastle, so he was hardly a popular appointment.

Alan Pardew – proud to be managing Newcastle United

In fact here is the poll we took on December 7th, just before Pardew was officially appointed as the replacement for Chris Hughton.

Who Do You Like Between These Three Newcastle Candidates?

  • Martin Jol (66%, 409 Votes)
  • None Of The Above (25%, 154 Votes)
  • Alan Pardew (6%, 38 Votes)
  • Alan Curbishley (2%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 616

Loading ... Loading ...

The former West Ham and Charlton manager had only managed in London and had a short spell at Southampton, before he was very surprisingly appointed the Newcastle manager.

He was not a popular choice of Newcastle fans, but he did an excellent job of doing everything right once he arrived, and he sympathized with the sacking of Hughton, but there was hardly much he could do about it.

But Alan Pardew has taken to the job much like Chris did, and he even seems to be inspired to do well in the best job he will ever have in football.

And of course this summer is a crucial time for him, owner Mike Ashley and the club, because Newcastle need to strengthen their squad significantly, if we are going to push up that league next season.

This is what Pardew told Sky Sports today, fresh from an excellent display last week by his side, against the mighty Red Devils:

“My appetite was whetted way before then,”

“But the more and more I take games in and get to know the place and understand how it works, the more familiar I am becoming with it.”

“And the more natural the surroundings are becoming to me.”   “I am obviously very proud to be the Newcastle manager and I enjoy it immensely.”

The immediate aim for Pardew is to get Newcastle as high up the table as possible, and we would think one of his bonuses is based on where Newcastle finish in the league each season, and then whether the club qualifies for Europe.

His contract is said to be filled with various incentives, based on Newcastle being successful.

And since Newcastle now look safe in the league, Alan will go into top gear in the transfer market, and we suspect Newcastle may even have a couple of free agents signed up, which cannot  be announced until the season ends on May 22nd.

Alan talked about Newcastle now being safe, and that it now allows him to do certain things:

“Of course, it helps that,” “You can start talking to people and they can look at us and realistically think we are going to be in the Premier League, which helps.”

We’ve been surprised at how good Alan Pardew has been as a man manager, and he seems to have persuaded Joey Barton to stay on Tyneside.

But the jury is still very much out on the Newcastle manager, as to whether he is the one to bring the great times back to the Newcastle United club.

We hope he is!

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

156 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #1

    He’d probably get 2% now. joke appointment.

    0
  • davybtoon

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #2

    think pardew will turn out to be one of our best managers in a long time all though he wont get the credit he deserves

    0
  • davybtoon

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #3

    and also rumour has it that nufc officals are in france trying to sort out transfer fees n tie up 3 targets from the french league hopefully gervinho, sow, gamerio and mbengue 3 of those 4 would be very nice indeed

    0
  • davybtoon

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #4

    also nolan to sign a 2year contract extension and barton to sign a 3 year extension tying both players until 2015
    jose is gone though that is 100%

    0
  • stuart no9

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #5

    very lucky to be manager, more like!

    0
  • Andy

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Coulda been worse … It could’ve been Curbishley! I think he has done alright but like stuart no9 says he is very lucky to be in that position. I will judge him next season after a full season

    0
  • DarloGeordie

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Cats got the cream,

    with the right signings and A HUGE AMOUNT OF HELP from the coaches Pardew may be a success, he does like his attacking football and that’s great to watch

    0
  • WWJBD

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #8

    Pardew has dont very little I can knock him for. Would rather have a few other managers but so far been quite good.

    Wouldnt really say he is lucky to have the job because honestly who else could we have gotten that wanted to come here after Houghtons sacking?

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Can’t get too excited about 2 nearly 29 year olds signing on for another 3 years. They’ve had good seasons, but Barton and Nolan are hardly what you would call quick, fit and mobile types . Put it this way, they both wouldn’t play for a top 5 team, whereas Enrique definitely would.

    I would love to see us get the 3 or 4 French players, but I think Carlton Cole, Re-Coker and other assorted journeymen will all we see come in if Kuqi is anything to go by.

    Enrique said on twitter he knew the new manager, but had never heard of him. It turned out to be Pardwho. Enough said.

    0
  • tdt

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #10

    Time will tell, this summer will be crucial though in demonstrating the clubs ambitions. No relegation excuses for not spending any more.

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #11

    darlo

    Attacking football is great, but all Pardwho does is get them to play long balls and hit and hope crosses. It’s not the great attacking build up play we saw with SBR & KK (first time)

    0
  • Andy

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Hypothetical question here. If we were to be taken over and you could have a choice of realistic managers who would you have? I would love Martin O’neill. He did a great job at Celtic both domestically and Europe and he did very well at Villa, think they regret his resignation now

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Andy

    Wouldn ‘t want Curbishley either, but he saved the hammers when Pardwho had all but got them relegated.

    it doesn’t take a genius to work out that tevez and Mascherano are probably better payers than harewood and Mullins.

    I’m just worried that whatever money we may have will be wasted on people like konchesky and other pardwho clones.

    0
  • tdt

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Its not “his team” as it were though is it? We can only really judge him after a couple of full seasons. This summer will be telling however.

    0
  • DarloGeordie

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #15

    As long as you have the strikers to get onto the end of the long balls and the crosses then that = goals goals goals lol

    Don’t get me wrong I have my doubts about the man… I rate Barton and Nolan they could be classed as the no nonsense old school English type player and I like that rather than these diving foreign puffs

    0
  • DarloGeordie

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Andy

    I would take Mourinho myself like mate 😉

    0
  • WWJBD

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #17

    Andy

    Instantly I would want David Moyes, steal him from Everton and give him a transfer budget worthy of his merit. Same with Matrin Jol (he onlyleft Ajax because they were a selling club)

    Roy Hodgson I would be happy with as well.

    Martin O’neil was hated by his players though and thats something I dont want for our manager. Which is why I wouldnt want him

    0
  • Keano9

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #18

    hes been a decent manger so far but ill wait till summer till i pass my judgement on Pardew but so far so good but i would like 7 points from our last 4 games

    0
  • dave 1961

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #19

    I was looking back at some of the clubs plans some good nostalgia on this site

    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=458915&page=6

    0
  • Andy

    Apr 28, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #20

    I knew someone was going to see Mourinho haha! And Moyes would be good as well. But when he does have money he doesn’t spend it that well. Look at Billy the Russian £9m he cost them!

    0
  • WWJBD

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #21

    Darlo
    Mourinho or the Porto manager becuase they worked with the great Sir Bobby. That would be amazing

    0
  • WWJBD

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Fair point on Moyes but I reckon Graham could show him some talent he could work with

    0
  • Andy

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #23

    That Porto manager has been touted for the Chelski job. Apparently mourinho recommended him to them. He has to good a team not to win that league really

    0
  • DarloGeordie

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #24

    I had to get it in didn’t I… the man’s a legend. Takes no sh*t says it how it is none of this talk talk talk like our main man Alan Pardew. Mourinho and Ferguson are in a class of their won closely followed by Pep

    0
  • DarloGeordie

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #25

    *won* eh… followed

    0
  • DarloGeordie

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #26

    *won* meant “own” lack of sleep that haha

    0
  • Dai

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #27

    Rotunda Heights is the most negative/slit-your-wrists poster on this blog. Never happy, always moaning.

    It is fair to say that we are all hopeful for next season because of the transfer budget we potentially have.

    Dealing in the market will be tricky given the public knowledge of the cash we have, which is why I expect the club and officials to be “ducking and diving” and sending out mixed messages until August, because we do not want to pay 1p over the odds for a player.

    Lets give the club the chance to do their business and not judge until August. If by then, given the time they have had to plan and money they have had on deposit, they do not come upwith a sensible list of signings, THEN we can criticise. Not until Rotunda.

    Time gentlemen please !!

    0
  • Andy

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #28

    I’m not too sure if Mourinho is that good. I mean he has won 2 CL’s but his performances againt Barca have been awful. He has a team with Ronaldo, Kaka, Ozil, Di Maria, Benzema and Higuain yet he still won’t attack Barca. Pep has the easiest job in football. “Lads give it to Leo. Leo run through them and score”

    0
  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #29

    Rotonda, you MUST understand the Kuqi thing lol… it was February, the transfer window was closed, that only really leaves out of contract crap.

    He’s here, for peanuts, to provide cover incase ranger and loven also get injured.

    He is clearly not a signing for the future, or for any sort of impact

    0
  • WWJBD

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #30

    Who would have Houghton back? I think I would. Carver backing him up would be good imo

    0
  • stuart no9

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #31

    WWJBD you say who else would have come after CH sacking, i think in pardews case the deal was done , before his sacking, i agree a lot of managers would have run a mile , just at the thought of managing us , but as his cv is not the best, and the fact his career was going nowhere, for a club like NUFC to come in for him, lucky man

    0
  • Dai

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #32

    WWJBD and Stuart No9 are you offspring of Rotunda??????????????????

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #33

    I just find it amazing that a home crowd of 52,000 has fallen from SBR who won things here and on the continent to Pardwho who is 50 and has won nothing.

    In terms of winning with style:-

    Dream managers

    Hiddinck

    Rikjard

    Very good managers

    Van Gall

    Martin Jol

    Didier Deschamps

    Good up and coming managers

    Ralf Rangnick

    Villas – Boas

    Gus Poyet

    Deadbeats

    Pardwho
    Megson
    Allardyce
    Pulis
    Curbishley

    0
  • DarloGeordie

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Stuart

    Football is a gamble I don’t think every manager would have run a mile because any success at NUFC can turn you into a legend for life for me that would be an attraction to take the job… your either going to be a success (SBR) or a total and utter flop (JFK)

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #35

    Andy

    Spot on,

    Ridiculously negative of Mourinho when you have an 80 million pound player in your team in Ronaldo.

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #36

    Daro

    even as a total flop you still get a huge pay out just ask souness and fat sam

    0
  • WWJBD

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #37

    stuart no9
    Yeah your probably right in what you say there. Putting it like that he was lucky

    Dai
    offspring of Rotunda? That some slang am not getting? :s

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #38

    ton down south

    i think I would rather not have brought in anyone than an 18 stone has been and never wasser. Woud rather have promoted Airey and Edmundsson.

    0
  • Dai

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #39

    Negativity, WWJBD

    0
  • stuart no9

    Apr 28, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #40

    dai ????

    0

You must log in to post a comment.