Derek LLambias has said today that Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew just loves it on Tyneside.
Derek LLambias – explains how we do transfers these days
And any clubs interested in trying to get Alan as manager will be wasting their time, because Alan is fully involved in Newcastle’s project which is quickly reaping benefits, and the side are now 6th top of the Premier League.
Alan Pardew is currently into his first full season in charge of Newcastle, and LLambias expects the manager to fulfill his five and a half year contract through the summer of 2016.
This is what Derek Llambias told the local press and he explained how Newcastle do their transfer business:
“In reality, Alan will be here a few years. He’s comfortable and he likes it here.” “It’s an amazing city with an amazing fanbase, and he appreciates that.”
“Alan wants a trophy, and if we don’t get one by the end of five years he will be unhappy.” “We have to recruit what we can afford and between the manager and the chief scout have done a very good job.”
“Long may it continue. Those deals take a long time, Papiss was over a year, we don’t knee-jerk.” “If we don’t get the player we want in January we’ll go for the No 2 but more often than not – the deal is difficult.”
“So we have to wait for the next one and we start again.” When you spend months doing a deal it can be quite a process.” “At the end of the day I pick up the phone, ask John Irving, the club accountant, if we have the money in the bank?”
“And he might say ‘absolutely not’.” “Then I just carrying on asking ‘Have you got any money in there at all?’” “We do it that way and it works.” “It’s a recipe for going forward and we’ll continue to do that.”
“We’re out there looking for players that want to come here.” “When we play good football and the league position is good it attracts good players.” “It’s not as if they are thinking ‘They’re down there, we’re not interested’.”
“But when they are thinking ‘They might be in Europe, they’ve signed Coloccini, Tiote and Cabaye,’ there is a nice little feel that encourages other players.”
We’re sure Newcastle have all their transfer targets lined up in the summer, and news today that Mike Ashley has already given his okay for a money move for a player in the summer – maybe that’s Dijon midfielder Benjamin Corgnet for around £4M?
In any case we feel that this summer could be a bumper one for Newcastle, with 12 Development players leaving the club, and lots of youngsters presumably also being brought to Tyneside.