Alan Pardew has done a great job in the short 13 months he’s been at Newcastle.
Alan Pardew – doing great at Newcastle
And with Fabio Capello on the way out of the England job after the Euro 2012 tournament, and not soon enough for some, there will be a new England manager appointed, and most want to see an Englishman in that position.
The favorite would have to be Harry Redknapp, and Sam Allardyce has always thought he would be the best England manager of any candidate – so those are two names that will come up.
And the experience and skill of Roy Hodgson are there for all to see, and Roy has already managed other National sides including Switzerland and Finland.
And some pundits are starting to mention Alan Pardew as a possible England manager, since he has come to Tyneside and changed the fortunes of the Newcastle side, and has shown he has a very good understanding of the game, and his tactics are usually just right.
Certainly his tactics on Wednesday night in Newcastle’s wonder 3-0 win over Manchester United were simply spot on, and of course he always handles himself very well in front of the cameras, and is always in control of himself and usually upbeat too, even in defeat.
Alan Pardew had only managed London clubs and Southampton before moving to the north-east 13 months ago, where he has again energized the Newcastle faithful.
The tremendous support was there for all to see at St. James’ Park on Wednesday night – a sell-out crowd of over 52,000 who sang their hearts out throughout the game, and stayed at the end to celebrate a famous victory with the players.
And Alan himself doesn’t see himself going anywhere from Newcastle anytime soon:
“My future is very much here and I’m loving it at the moment,” “I haven’t considered any other issue outside this football club and I won’t.”
“It’s important for me that the players know I will be here trying to take this club forward.” “I see a lot of good things on the pitch,”
“I think we can change tactics because we have different strengths which gives us that armoury and we haven’t approached every game with the same game plan.
“We have tweaked it and we will tweak it again for the FA Cup tie against Blackburn on Saturday.”
“You need good players to do that and have a training ground with an environment where you can do it too.”
We have to admit that when Chris Hughton was ruthlessly sacked in December of 2010 we were just a little upset.
And Alan’s appointment four days later did nothing to lessen that anger, but the 50 year-old has done a fantastic job on Tyneside, and has the lads playing good exciting football.
Alan Pardew is also creating a good relationship with the players and the fans too, and he’s doing just great at Newcastle at the moment, and we have to hope he’ll stay in the Tyneside job a long time.
Because if that happens we know Newcastle will once again be successful and back into Europe.
It will also be good for Alan because he’ll eventually be able to manage the Newcastle side in Europe (fingers crossed), and that’s always a good challenge for any manager.
Howay The Lads!!