Alan Pardew is in the best job he’ll probably ever have in football, as the Newcastle United manager, and since he recently penned an eight year deal on Tyneside, he means to stay in the job long term.
Mike Ashley – has been hurt by football
Alan has said that he thinks he’s the dream manager for owner Mike Ashley, since he is willing to work within the rather strict financial constraints the owner puts on the club.’
Alan Pardew wondered how long this arrangement will last for him on Tyneside:
“I don’t know how long that’s going to last. “Mike had been hurt by football. Previous managers and regimes he’d had looking after the club, I don’t think he felt comfortable that they were doing as perhaps he thought they should.”
“I think, in me, he’s seen that I’m doing it in a controlled manner, in a correct businesslike manner, but also trying to perform the team beyond our expectations. That’s what I’m about. I think that’s what he’s about in his business.”
“He wants to take on the big boys – Nike, Adidas or whatever – and I want to take on the big boys here.” “It is about trying to get the best you can with you’ve got.”
“I haven’t got Manchester City’s hand here. I haven’t got Man United’s – I haven’t even got Tottenham’s, in my opinion – but I’ve still got a strong hand, and I’ll try to make it stronger.”
Alan Pardew has done very well given the money’s he’s had to spend since he arrived at Newcastle.
But if Newcastle can stay in the top six or top eight, and with the new Premier League deal that starts next season giving clubs almost 70% more money from the TV rights, Newcastle should have a lot more money to spend in the future.
That has to be the goal, because we’ve shown with a Chief Scout as good as Graham Carr, top players are out there who can be picked up for relatively small transfer fees.
Let’s hope we can get two more players through the door in January.
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