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Pardew Wants England Manager To Visit Newcastle More Often

1:35 am, Friday, February 10th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

Alan Pardew has given Harry Redknapp his strong backing to be the next England manager.

Alan Pardew  gives Harry Redknapp his full backing

And the successful Newcastle manager hopes that whoever is the next England manager, he will come and watch his Newcastle side play up in the north-east,  because it’s a well known fact that it was too far to travel for Italian Fabio Capello.

Pardew is the second highest placed manager in the Premier League behind Harry Redknapp at the moment, and he will take his Newcastle side to London to face Tottenham on Saturday afternoon at White Hart Lane, but Alan knows he is not ready for the England manager position.

Alan wants to see the England manager at St. James’ Park more than he ever saw Fabio Capello there - which in short was never.

This is what Alan said last night:

If you are an England manager from this country, you should understand the need to come to these places and that certain things need to be done. He should have been up here in my opinion.

There are not that many Premier League grounds and as England manager you do not have a workload that means you cannot get to them at some stage in a season and I expect to see the new England manager here.

The important thing about our jobs is that you have got to feel comfortable in the position as manager. That does not always work well with the manager, but it seems to be working well at the moment.

That is the sort of environment you look for as a manager.  As an Englishman I am proud to be in that sort of frame but it is not for me. I make that quite clear, I am not even in the running as far as I am concerned. I am very very happy here at Newcastle.

I am pleased for Harry, he has had a tough week. I am pleased for his family as well. What you remember about our job is that we are resilient, we have rhino skin. That is because of the some stuff we have to hear on the sidelines.

Ssome of the stuff that we have to read and listen to. You have to have rhino skin. But it is our families.  Harry will have to look at his family and make sure they are prepared and that is why a more experienced manager is more suited to that.

Harrys family is older, his kids are older. I could not imagine my kids going to school if I was England manager, if  I am honest.  I look at the England role and the one thing I think the FA need to look at is What is the end game for the manager?  

Is it good? What is the outcome?  Am I going to get two tournaments?  Once a tournament ends there is huge speculation about the manager and it all becomes critical.  I think that is something on a personal level that whoever the manager is, should be looked at.  

I think that is important this time and really hope that Harry and Spurs and everybody sorts themselves out and can do it in a manner when it works for everybody.

Alan Pardew is too much into the seemingly successful building of the next great Newcastle United side,  and in a short 14 months he has the Magpies in 5th place in the Premier League, and the club have acquired some excellent players since Alan arrived.

Some of those are Yohan Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse, Gabby Obertan and Davide Santon, and it’s fair to say he has had solid backing from owner Mike Ashley and from Chief Executive Derek Llambias in hos time on Tyneside.

But Alan still have over four years of his contract to run at Newcastle, and it looks like he means to stay for at least that long.

Sounds good to us.

Comments welcome.



Tags: England News · Euro 2012 · Newcastle News



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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JamesP32 // Feb 10, 2012 at 1:46 AM

    I think Pardew is right, Capello should of been up here more than he has (not sure if he ever did). For me personally I would like to see Steven Taylor get a few caps for England he deserves them with the amount of effort and enthusiasm he has shown playing under NUFC and I’m sure that he would do the same for England.

  • 2 Robby Bobson // Feb 10, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    Simon Bird said in the sun the last time he came to the north-east was august 2009 and that was to Sunderland.

    Its like, it too far up the road for you and your busy schedule of watching football games?

    We havent got many stand-out england players at the moment mind.

    Although Taylor is alot better than Cahill IMO and some of the things Guthrie has been doing lately is outstanding, so maybe for the next world cup if they bother to come watch us we may have a few england players there.

  • 3 Brutooon // Feb 10, 2012 at 3:04 AM

    What Capello did:

    1) Qualifying stages are EASY because lots of teams are weaker than England. Qualify to World Cup 2010 and Euro 2011 is an “easy” task

    2) However he struggle in World Cup 2010 when England are in a same-and-equal group

    3) he didnt choose player according to form – which is a back mistake. During our UNBEATOON run, at least Steven Taylor should be at one of England’s friendly but he still prefer to choose Cahill who is at that time Bottom of the League

  • 4 phonics84 // Feb 10, 2012 at 6:25 AM

    @BRUTOOON. Well bloody said. I’d like to add to that. U’d of thought the man could speak half decent english by now.

  • 5 shearermania // Feb 10, 2012 at 7:34 AM

    cant believe it brutool…you actually made a decent atribution to this blog via your last post and even without bringing up the name of the fenham eusebio…
    im proud of you….and so is your mum.




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