From his comments yesterday about the England manager job, it appears that Alan Pardew has no plans to leave Newcastle United anytime soon.
Alan Pardew says there is still a big job to do at Newcastle
Alan Pardew made it very clear in his comments supporting Harry Redknapp for the England manager position which is open now that Fabio Capello has resigned, that he is in Newcastle for the long term.
Pardew says he wants to complete the job he has started at St James’ Park, and that he is very comfortable with his relationships with the players, and the Newcastle Board on Tyneside, as well as with those passionate Geordie fans.
This is what Alan told the Daily Mirror today:
We are on a little project that is going really well and I want to see it through. As far as I am concerned my focus is very much here. I think it is important to say that because there will be speculation.
That can be very damaging to the players and staff here, so I want to make it very clear to them that I am staying, and I do feel comfortable here, comfortable in the surroundings and the fans and the board, in particular.
I am passionate about everything about this place and that is why I want to stay here. We are having a great season and we are hoping to continue to do that. I look at the club further down and we have got young players coming through.
We are hoping to build foundations at the club, and that is the kind of work that goes on. The first team now is pretty much set and we go from game to game looking to win as many as we can.
After most of us just didn’t want Alan as the new manager of Newcastle, after Chris Hughton was sacked, Alan has done a fabulous job in his short time at the passionate football City of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Pardew met with club owner Mike Ashley yesterday, as Mike visited the Benton training grounds from London in his helicopter.
The reason for the visit was to plan a long-term transfer strategy, and to also discuss players whose contracts will need renewing – and those players include captain Fabricio Coloccini, Danny Guthrie and Danny Simpson.
Things are going great this season for the Newcastle club, and the lads will look to pick something up on Saturday afternoon at White Hart Lane, in a game that is again being televised live around the world.