Alan Pardew has today dedicated his Premier League Manager Of The Season Award to the staff and everyone associated with Newcastle.
Alan Pardew – after the game last Sunday
That’s not surprising from a man who is an expert at man-management, and who is leading Newcastle back to the glory days of the past.
This is what Alan Pardew has said today about his award:
“It’s fantastic to get an award like this, but it’s really for the whole of the staff and everyone associated with the football club,” “None of what’s happened this season would have happened without them.”
“I’m lucky to work with people like John Carver, Steve Stone and Andy Woodman, and I’m also lucky to work with a fantastic group of players. They deserve the accolades for everything they’ve done this season.”
“We have the biggest game of the season in front of us, and we’re looking forward to it immensely,” “The Champions League is the pinnacle of the game and to be competing for it in the final game is fantastic.”
“It would be a major achievement by everyone at this football club if we were to get there, but to finish fifth is also a marvelous achievement. We’ve had a great season and we’re in for another exciting afternoon.”
And it’s interesting that when John Carver was Assistant Manager to Bobby Robson in 2004, we finished in 5th place, and in his first full season back on Tyneside as Assistant Manager, Newcastle will finish in at least 5th place, and maybe even higher.
It’s also strange because Bobby Robson was sacked in 2004, because 5th place just wasn’t good enough.
But that action by Freddy Shepherd started the decline of Newcastle, which ended up in us being relegated in May of 2009, three years ago.
But since that time Newcastle have had three excellent seasons, and are back in the top five of the Premier League, and thanks also goes out to Chris Hughton, who got us straight back to the Premier League in that memorable one season in the Championship.
It’s been a great comeback for Newcastle, but it’s also strange how things sometimes turn out.
But we really hope that Alan Pardew continues his great work on Tyneside, and brings back the glory days to Newcastle United.