Alan Pardew has recently been linked with the England job once Fabio Capello leaves the position after next summer’s Euro 2012 Championships.
Alan Pardew – not interested in becoming England manager
After foreign managers like Fabio and Sven Eriksson, there is a strong feeling that the next England manager should be English.
Alan is the highest placed England manager in the Premier League this season just above Harry Redknapp, the Spurs manager, who was a former management target of the Tyneside club.
Pardew has only been the Newcastle manager since last December, but he has so far done a remarkable job for Newcastle.
And it even seems like a revolution, as the Magpies have amassed an amazing 22 points from their first 10 league games of the season, and remain unbeaten in the league.
Alan doesn’t want the England job, and has said he thinks Harry would be a great choice for England:
“It’s nice to hear your name mentioned with things like that, but in terms of the England job, it’s not for me at this time,”
“There’s someone in hospital at the moment, Harry Redknapp, who could definitely do the job though. I think he’s at the right age and he’s had the right experience in his career.”
“When it comes to the England job, I think the most important thing about the position is that the general public need to buy in to whoever the manager is.”
“I think they would willingly buy in to Harry Redknapp, and I think that’s very important. He would definitely be my choice.”
With Alan doing so well in his first 11 months on Tyneside, it seems that Newcastle fans are quickly taking to the Londoner, who comes across so well and so down to earth in his TV interviews.
Not only is Alan getting Newcastle placed high up there in the league, but he is also playing attacking football and employs two up front strikers, even in away games.
That’s exactly what he did in the excellent 3-1 win at Stoke City on Monday night, as he out-coached Stoke manager Tony Pulis, and it was the first time Newcastle had ever won at the Britannia Stadium – ever.
It’s good news Alan isn’t interested in the England job.
The next game for Newcastle is Everton at home tomorrow, and the only thing that matters right now is that the lads get something out of the game.
If they can do that then we’ll remain 3rd top over the two week International break.