I’m Very Privileged And Proud To Be Newcastle Manager


If anybody had any doubts that Alan Pardew loves being the Newcastle United manager, he’s made it clear a few times this week that he loves it at Newcastle, and he still has a big job to do on Tyneside.

Alan Pardew – loves life at Newcastle United

We had written yesterday of how much he loved being Newcastle manager,  but he has again talked about how great it is being at Newcastle, with the local press today.

One of the reasons we didn’t think Alan would be much good at Newcastle,  is that he hadn’t had any big success with any big clubs before, but of course there’s always the case that he makes it at Newcastle first.

Indeed, Chris Hughton did much the same thing when he got his first manager position on Tyneside, and Chris is showing just how good he is and has taken Birmingham City, after all their top players left after relegation, to 3rd top of the Championship.

It would be great if Chris returns to Newcastle as Birmingham manger next season, and we’re sure the Geordie crowd will give Chris a great welcome back, after all he did for this club, when it was down and out in the summer of 2009, following relegation.

Alan Pardew talked about  the Newcastle manager job:

“This is a big, big club, and I’m very privileged and proud to be manager.” “I’ve made it clear I have no interest in going anywhere else.”

“It’s a difficult job – far from easy – but it’s a fantastic experience for me, and I’m enjoying it.” “I’ve got a great set of players, and it’s important for them and the staff to know I’m staying here.”

“Whether people link me with another role or not, it’s not true. I’m staying here, and looking forward to going forward.”

“Mike was here yesterday. We’ve got the contracts on the agenda, and we’ve also got summer targets and the development group, which I think we need to improve.”

Pardew and Ashley were discussing the contract situation yesterday, and in particular captain Fabricio Coloccini and Danny Simpson’s deals were discussed.

And the two Londoners also discussed the transfer targets for the summer, but we think there was a lot of work done last month in lining up new targets for the summer, and we have that feeling it’s going to be another good transfer window for the Newcastle club.

There will be clear-out of the development squad with lots of youngsters being let go this summer, and those include Tamas Kadar, Joan Edmundsson, Ashington-born Jeff Henderson, Greg McDermott, Patrick Nzuzi, Newcastle-born Dan Taylor, Ole Soderberg and Phil Airey.

The Evening Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle will release 12 players in total from the development squad, so there are four more in addition to those listed above.

And of course Mike Ashley is willing to invest £15M into youth development, which will essentially go to the scouting team, charged with finding the top youngsters.

Things are looking up at Newcastle, and the future is looking bright ahead.



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6 comments so far

  • shearermania

    Feb 10, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #1

    just sign him up…….hes our captain for gods sake…let him hzave all the money and women he wants….he defo deserves it

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  • Wor Demba

    Feb 10, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #2

    If he doesnt sign, how do u replace king colo? Carr will have his work cut out for him, but in carr we trust. Hwtl

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Feb 10, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #3

    I love Colo, but he’s not irreplaceable. I want him to stay, and sign a new contract definetly, but if someone offered 10M for a 30 year old you’d have to bite there hand off.

    Would be far better if he stayed obvo but if he wants a 5 year contract till 35 on 60, 70 grand a week I can understand why it’s dragging, don’t want another Alan Smith in our squad in 4 year time. Not Smith himself, just in general a overaged player on massive wages!

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  • nightfa11

    Feb 10, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #4

    i think colo will sign soon.. my guess is he wanted to see how serious our board is with moving club forward.. & we just bought cisse..so..

    like i said yesterday..it pretty stupid to move at 30 to a major club (champions league club), cos noone will look at him as a long term investment.. so hed be a starter for the first season there, but would be a squad player in 2 years time.. who wants that?

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  • lesh

    Feb 10, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #5

    We surely ought to be getting Krul and Guthrie tied down too?

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  • derekm

    Feb 10, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Marveaux failed a medical at Liverpool, flew up to tyneside and we signed him anyway.Then the injury that he failed the medical on flared up again, but this time we sent him to the top specialist in the US to fix him up for good ( why did’nt his previous club do that 0? ) . Predict next year this will turn out to be a very good investment as when he comes back after the summer he will at least be pushing Obertan for the right wing slot, unless we sign Zaha and they both move down the pecking order!

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