Pardew On Tevez – Be Happy To Manage Him

Alan Pardew has talked quite a bit about the Carlos Tevez affair over the last couple of days.

Carlos Tevez – refused to play for Manchester City?

The Argentine presumably refused to go on as a substitute in Munich earlier this week, when Manchester City were beaten 2-0 by the former European Champions, Bayern Munich.

And Alan has more credibility than most to talk about Tevez, because he managed both Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano, when they arrived from Argentina to West Ham in the summer of 2006.

Pardew said he didn’t in the least condone what Tevez did, but the Newcastle manager had these rather interesting comments to make  about the player:

“He is absolutely a footballer I would be happy to manage, he is a top, top player,”   “Those situations happen more often than the media realize. I can think of a manager in another division who has had a bit of that going on this year. It happens.”

“When it happens in the full glare of the media spotlight, it becomes amplified. We are only a reflection of society and there is a lack of respect everywhere. Whether it is to teachers or doctors, police officers, we are no different.

“Unfortunately we have to manage it and get the best situation out of it we can. At the moment, that is a process Man City and Tevez will go through, but he is still – when he wants to play and is ready – one of the best players in the world.”

“We can all look back and find players who have done it in the past, people who have not done the warm-up or all of a sudden not been fit for games, things like that. There is no point burying your head in the sand.”

“We do not want to see it and I certainly don’t condone it. I am not sitting here saying that because Tevez is a great player he is allowed to get away with it. Let’s make that crystal clear, 100%. I am not saying he is Mr Perfect, because he isn’t.”

“He’s a maverick player and most Premier League clubs carry one or two of those,”  “They can have their moments and sometimes it’s about managing those moments. What Carlos did in midweek cannot be condoned, but it does happen – he isn’t the first and won’t be the last.”

“Sometimes they’re sulking and they ain’t playing.”  “All these situations are about circumstances and timing and Carlos just got that completely wrong. Now it’s a conflict.”

“It’s the end game – that’s important. And if Carlos goes in the next window that will be the end game. But who knows?”  “Tevez is a great player and a good personality, but he’s let himself down.”

“In a way it is a good thing it has been highlighted, it should be highlighted,” “It should not happen. It is not right.” “I can recall a player saying to me, ‘I am not playing for you,’ and then the next day he did play for me and all was forgiven.”

“But what happened with Man City is it was in public straight after the game. Mancini was lumped with the question and what is he going to say? He could only say one thing.”

And of course what Roberto Mancini did say was that Tevez would never again play for Manchester City.

But this affair shows once again that too many footballers in the modern game behave like little kids, with apologies to all the little kids reading this.

It happens in America where good sportsmen are mollycoddled from childhood because they are so good at sports, and they never manage to mature or fully develop, and some of them remain like little children.

But we hasten to add there are some very mature men playing football at the very highest level these days, and the good news is that we have a lot of them playing for the Tyneside club right now.

One thing that put us off Tevez last season was that he kept moaning about  being homesick, and wanting to go back home to Argentina and wanting to leave Manchester City.

The criticism is not that he felt that way, which is understandable, but for a man earning around – heaven knows what – £200K/week? – he would have been well advised to have handled the situation  behind closed doors, as more mature people do with the problems they have.

But doesn’t it seem from Alan Pardew’s comments above that he would just love to sign Carlos Tevez for Newcastle, and to think Tevez would only cost around £35M and say £200K/week wages.

Do you think Alan has been to see Mike Ashley to ask for the money to sign Tevez?

We don’t think so either.

Where’s Freddy Shepherd these days?


Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • Ollieh51

    Sep 30, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #1

    Personally, Tevez said in summer that he wanted out and this was ignored by the club.

    Yes, he has a contract with them, they pay a hell of a lot of money for him and have treated him like a God but he was by far their best player last season.

    Why did they not sell him when they had massive bids coming in for him in the window rather than have him now not wanting to play so that he’s not cup tied in Europe?


    Sep 30, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #2

    tevez is just a money grabbing bsatard he wants move after move getting signing on fee after signing on fee heis basically trying to get manchester city to sack him so he can name his price i think kia joorabcian has a lot to answer for these guys are supposed to represent the intrests of the players not how much they can squeeze out of them its not like he moved to manchester and then realised its a fcuking kip he had 2 seasons at man utd b4 he even signed for them he claims to home sick and then tries to engineer a move to italy what a two faced little cnut reminds me of someone else who signs for clubs for money ehem cough michael owen cough cough another little cnut.


    Sep 30, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #3

    Sign him on season long loan. Pay him 150k-200k . Can score 20+ goals 🙂

  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 30, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Carlos Tevez at Newcastle. Mouthwatering but won’t happen with our current management. And i’m fine with it.

  • Toon_Jock

    Sep 30, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #5

    If Tevez signed for Newcastle I would Jizz my pants – never going to happen though, but I’ve got everything crossed…. cause he is simply awesome

  • NickeAlvaro

    Sep 30, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #6

    I’d never want him anywhere near Newcastle, am I odd?
    I hate the little scrub…

  • AshtreeKid

    Sep 30, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #7

    would love, Tevez but never going to happen because of wages… Also we wouldnt be able to sign him even on loan until January

  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 30, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #8

    i woould feel ok about taking him on loan as of january but i wouldnt want another bloody mercenary at the club weve been there done that and got the relegation t-shirt as a result i think a player like him on wages like that would only be a negative to the spirit in our squad more harm than good taking tevez on i feel so no thanks

  • TS -77

    Sep 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Tevez even wanted a move to Inter Milan because he miss his family in Argentina so much – Somebody give him a map please..

    He is a good player, no doubt about that but all he cares about is the $$$


    Sep 30, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #10

    Fifa 12 is awesome 😀

  • Toon_Jock

    Sep 30, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #11


    F me imagine that!!! Droooooooooooooooool

  • Davies

    Sep 30, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Chump. Why pen a deal if you’re not going to stick to it? It’s time clubs started holding players to their contracts and retaining their licences if they deliberately go out of their way to get sacked. Not just Tevez; all of the idiots that insist on agitating for moves when the club doesn’t want to sell.

  • Davies

    Sep 30, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Out of interest, does anyone know why little Carlos doesn’t simply move his family here?

  • stk85

    Sep 30, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #14

    ummmmm….. kia joorabchian is football advisor to nufc, i presume doing sneaky deals for ashley behind close doors.

    says so on the very website, on the homepage! ed, article please! i actually wanna know what this guy does for us!

    tevez…. pipe dream, i don’t think even kia’s influence would help, he’s just too greedy

  • unclepauly

    Sep 30, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #15

    missing your family is horrible, but with 200k a week you could buy a helicopter or a superfast jet and hire the best pilot in the world and fly to wherever you want whenever you want. at the drop of a hat. so methinks its an excuse.

  • TS -77

    Sep 30, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #16

    On the 12th of January 2010, it was reported by outlets such as ESPN that Joorabchian had been appointed to the position of “Football Advisor” at the club, and would be leading a clear-out of players, bringing in talented youth from around the world

  • Milking Mikes' bulging pockets

    Sep 30, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #17

    He’s an utter twat. Wouldn’t want him anywhere near our club. To those who are getting all moist about the prospect, take a look at yourselves.

  • AshtreeKid

    Sep 30, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #18

    didnt he have an affair or something and his missus is pissed?


    Sep 30, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Krul doesnt look real in fifa 12

  • TS -77

    Sep 30, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #20

    So Kia are responsible for Jose, Nolan, Carroll and Barton left us..! Or who are the other players he was supposed to clear out?

  • Billy1985

    Sep 30, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #21

    i would let tevez come here in jan and if man city want rid so quick they should pay most of the wages until end of season then just terminate contract. he did say he wanted to leave so its not his fault. maybe his family might settle here if they pop over just cause jonas and colo are here too………………… never know he did sign for west ham

  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 30, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #22

    wouldnt get in our team haha

  • adi-bizzle

    Sep 30, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #23

    he said he missed his family as they refused to move to manchester. they never refused to move to milan so if he went to italy, his family would still be there with him. dont people understand that they only said they wouldnt move to manchester. anywhere else, his family is there and he is happy

  • Hebburn Mag

    Sep 30, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #24

    I wouldnt want any player at our club if they are coming for the money and that includes, Mssi, Tevez, Ronaldo and Rooney. The players that come here have got to want to play for the club and do well for both themselves and us, any player that wants to ome for money can think again… id rather our club gain success in 5 years doing it the right way than do it in 1 year doing it the wrong way. Football is being spoilt by th likes of Man City and the likes by just playing any amount for players and their wages, what happened to buying players and nurturing them into stars, lov to see that type of football back any day over the throwing money about football that it is now.

  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 30, 2011 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Never a truer word said Hebburn.

  • Lee Dodd

    Oct 1, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Is Alan Pardew Trying to Get Tevez on Loan ???

  • Lee Dodd

    Oct 1, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #27

    Best and Tevez up front ha ha !!! Then I woke Up !!!


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