Once Newcastle are safe in the Premier League – and that could come as early as Sunday afternoon, if Newcastle win at QPR and Aston Villa lose at home to Chelsea tomorrow – Alan Pardew will be speaking to the Newcastle owner Mike Ashley about the season, and how to take Newcastle forward – and whether he is still Mike’s choice to take Newcastle forward.
Alan Pardew – will speak to Ashley once we’re safe
And speaking to the BBC today, Alan was asked if he wants to speak to Mike Ashley directly, and this is how Alan answered that question:
“As soon as I know we’re in this division, that’s what I want to do with Mike,” “He can tell me where he’s coming from and we can clear the air about how we want to take it forward.”
“He could turn around and say, ‘sorry Pards, see you later and thanks very much. He could do that if we don’t make it, he could do that if we make it.” “Unfortunately for me I have to accept that decision.”
We know there are strong emotions on both sides of this issue – whether we should keep Alan or whether he should be sent packing.
But we’ve been reticent to put out much on the topic when we are still fighting for our lives in the Premier League, and we certainly don’t want to upset the Newcastle band-wagon.
But as soon as we know – hopefully that we’re in the Premier league next season – we’ll have a poll and that kind of stuff, and say one or two things about what we think will happen with the Newcastle manager and why.
But until we are safe in the Premier League, it’s not the time to talk about the manager’s future.
Let’s support the lads and hopefully we can even have a decent couple of results over the last two games.
Howay The Lads!!
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