Pardew Emulating Redknapp – Could Be Linked With Spurs Job


Alan Pardew thinks the not guilty verdict of Harry Redknapp will lift the Spurs side on Saturday against Newcastle in London.

Alan Pardew  doing great job on Tyneside

Redknapp will likely be the next England boss following Fabio Capelalo’s resignation last night, and of course Pardew has already been linked with the Tottenham job.

But that’s hardly a surprise, since he’s an English manager and a Londoner – he was born in Wimbledon – and he’s done just great at Newcastle.

So when the journalists add two and two together and get five – Pardew would be natural candidate for the Spurs position.

But we don’t think Alan will even want to leave Newcastle, because it’s a big job he’s got on Tyneside, and he’s only just started it.

Alan was at Spurs on loan for a  while in 1995, and he appeared four times at Tottenham in the 1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup, and he was also part of the squad in the Spurs’ record defeat in their history, 8-0 to FC Koln.

This is what the Newcastle boss told the local press  today:

Harry has won his court case. So they will be pretty buoyant, that makes it a bit more difficult.

But we can attack the game  and that is what we will do in our own way. We have to find a way to win there.

They have dropped seven points all year there at home. It is a fantastic record and we have it all to do, but we are going to try our hardest. We are in good form. So we have to be confident.

We put our own pressure on ourselves. There is pressure in that we want to win.  But by the same token it is not the end of the world if we lose. On that side of it you could argue that this is a good game to attack.

When you are in that position you can do that.

But the thing that could possibly adversely affect the players  on Saturday is that Harry Redknapp  has a strong chance of becoming the next England manager.

And while that will not affect him this season as he could possibly take over for the preparation for the European Championships on  a part-time basis, he could get the job full time in the summer.

That would mean his time in charge at Spurs would be over.

Harry only took over Spurs in late October of 2008, when they were at the bottom of the Premier League but he saved them that season, when Newcastle were relegated.

Redknapp has  only been in charge at Spurs just over three years, so he’s done really well, and they’ve already been in the European Champions League.

But Alan Pardew at Newcastle is making the same strides forward as Harry did at Spurs, and he already has Newcastle 5th top of the league, and he’s only been at the Tyneside club for fourteen months.

Spurs have not lost a Premier League game at White Hart Lane since the opening day of the season, when they lost to Manchester City 5-1, so they are obviously due a defeat.

Maybe Newcastle can do that on Saturday.

And the news that Pardew may be a candidate for the Spurs job is at best premature, but it may mean that Mike Ashley will need to give Alan a wage rise, but Alan deserves it – so that should not be a problem.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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20 comments so far

  • gorgonzola

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #1

    Best news for Newcastle tbh

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #2

    Apparently on Sky, our youth player Steven Logan has signed a new 2 and 1/2 year contract with us. Apparently our staffs are revamping our youth system and only the best is kept and is highly regarded by our staffs. Anyone know anything about him? Watched him play?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #3

    NUFC players have made pardew look better than he is, he may be good but he is not as good as he is made out 2 b

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #4

    AP gets a hugh pay rise.
    MA gets a bag full of compensation.

    Anyway, I think Pards would prefer to stay.
    But as we reward players with new contracts when they do very well, why not improve APs contract?

    I don’t think cash is the main motivation for AP – he wants to prove himself after previous events, but pay the man what he is worth (taking into account we took the risk and gave him a chance).

    APs contract includes a bonus depending on how high we finish in the league, doesn’t it? Wonder what his bonus would be for 5th or 4th.

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  • gorgonzola

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #5

    Exaclty my point Indian…

    TO furhter add

    1.I haven’t seen him do a magical tacitca switch that has Changed the game ever.

    2. I haven’t seen a plan B as so often our main plan has not worked so we get hammered or we barely escape unscathed, hardly his magic work at play

    3. And in all honesty we where playing OK with Houghton it not as if we where PATHETIC then came the messiah in Pardew all lies….

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #6

    @toonincheek

    Pardew already has an incentive based contract and the new contracts for players will be similar.

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  • nightfa11

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #7

    swansea manager should take capellos place.

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  • GeordieGesus

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #8

    Pardew has already said he’s not in the running for the England position. He’s loving it at the Toon. That he has started a project and wants to see it to the end.

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #9

    Indian – I don’t recall anyone saying AP was a fantastic manager. May have been the odd one (!) but that’s not a general view. More a case of “give him credit for our league position”.

    Or is that all down to the players?
    (who often seem to underperform in the 1st half)
    (and Yes, Fulham was the exception – perhaps the one that proves the rule?)

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #10

    btw, cash is definitely the main motivation, understandably. If the money wasn’t right, he wouldn’t be doing it.

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  • Slank

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #11

    The England job will go to ‘Arry’ because the players, the journalists and the fans want it. The only people who don’t want ‘Arry’ to have the job are probably the board of Spurs.

    The next Spurs manager could be Chris Hughton. He is a Spurs man through and through and has now proved himself as a manager with us and Birmingham. The only big name alternative for Spurs could be Jose Mourinho.

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  • tiotal football

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #12

    @gorgonzola

    Pardew sometimes makes decisions that can be frustrating etc but in all honesty I never fully trusted Houghton to be the man to push us on from a mid to low table team in the premiership.

    Don’t get me wrong he seems like a great guy and helped us when we needed him most to dig us out of the championship but maybe that’s all he’ll ever be. Will have to wait and see what happens to Birmingham next year if he makes it up to the premiership, and good luck to him on that, but maybe he can’t hack it in the big leagues! The managerial equivalent of Wayne Routledge!

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  • Wor Shearer

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #13

    I’ve noticed Pardew is a good half-time manager. He might not always set the team up properly at the start of a match but after he’s seen the team play for 45 mins he seems to know what to do thereafter. no?

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #14

    @slank

    Not sure Hoots would be good enough to be manager yet – he’s like Pardew still got something to prove.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #15

    toonincheek

    There have been few decisions that have baffeled me, honestly

    at norwich when we were 3-2 down bringing smith on, leaving ameobi on and some other -ve subsitutions.

    Fine you like him, i respect him but dont like him

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  • tiotal football

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #16

    @ Slank

    They’d have to go for Mourinho as it’d be a massive gamble to go for an untested premiership manager at such a big club.

    On a side note, would love to see Eddie Howe get a shot at a team in the prem as he is an up and coming manager who looks to have been doing a good job!

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  • martoon

    Feb 9, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #17

    Indian @3 – Your comment makes no sense to me. Who is it that decides what players to buy/sell and which ones to play in the team. Of course the players make him look good because they reflect their manager!
    I would agree AP is not perfect, has made mistakes, strange team selection at times (have not all managers even SAF) but you can’t argue with 5th place after two thirds of the season.

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  • Sav

    Feb 9, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Will Toon fans be pelting ‘onest ‘angdog ‘arry Redknapp with brown envelopes during Saturday’s match?

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  • shamsoftabriz

    Feb 9, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #19

    I love you, Alan Pardew

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  • theleckworthbird

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #20

    Wor Shearer at 13 Good point. Apart, I think, from Fulham, his second halves have worked. Surely the sign of a decent manager, I used to say that about Hughton in regard to his use of substitiutes.
    @Arry looks a shoo in for the England job. Spurs will go for Jose Morhinou.

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