Alan Pardew is back at the Newcastle training facility and getting set for pre-season training which starts on July 5th. Alan is meticulous in his planning and he has already put in work researching the Europa League.
Alan Pardew pointing the way – as usual
The Newcastle manager has been talking to managers in England, who have recently participated in the tournament, to get some advice and some insights on what the squad will have to go through next season.
The good news is that Alan’s had a good break from the game for a few weeks, but is now raring to go, and if we can have another season like last season, we’ll be happy enough – and then we can make an all-out assault on the Premier League title the season after next. 😀
It’s been only 39 days (approximately) since the last game at Everton, but that seems enough time for Alan Pardew, and the Londoner seems raring to get back into the swing of things again.
He will have one more short break with his family, and then get back to preparing for the pres-season, and he had this to say to Anthony Marshall on the Newcastle web-site today:
“I’ve got one last little trip with my family and then once that ends then I will really focus on the job in hand.” “I’ve had a really nice time and done a lovely couple of things in the summer.”
“It’s been good and I’ve had a nice rest, so if we had to start tomorrow, I would be ready.” “We’ve still got a couple of weeks to go yet but I’m looking forward to it.”
We are hoping that before July 5th rolls around Newcastle will have signed one and maybe two new players by then.
If we can get Mathieu Debuchy and Luuk de Jong through the door in the next couple of weeks, that would be just great, although it may cost us close to £20M to do that.