Pardew The Second Longest Serving Premier League Manager


With Tony Pulis leaving Stoke City by mutual consent today,  and Alex Ferguson retiring from Manchester United the second longest serving Premier League manager is now Newcastle’s Alan Pardew.

alan pardew tony pulis before gamne 3-0 win

Alan Pardew with Tony Pulis

Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger is now the longest serving and he’s been in the Arsenal job since 1996, and the Frenchmen has qualified the London club in every single season for the Champions League,  since he joined them.

That’s some record of consistency, even though some Arsenal fans like Piers Morgan, want him sacked.

Tony Pulis has been at Stoke since 2006, and had them promoted to the Premier League in 2008, and kept them in the Premier League since that time, but his long ball methods have come under increasing attack, including some Stoke fans this season.

The news today is that Stoke will try to tempt Rafa Benitez with a £3M a year deal, but we’d be surprised if Rafa joins Stoke City this summer, he may even end up as the new Real Madrid coach and Napoli are also after him.

The short careers of Premier League managers has to do with the cut throat business of the Premier League, where massive amounts of money are at stake, and it doesn’t look to be getting any better with the gigantic new TV deal about to start next season, where each club will get around an additional £20M or more each season.

For the record,  Alan Pardew signed on at Newcastle in early December of 2010, following the surprise firing of Chris Hughton – so he’s been in the Newcastle job for less than 30 months.

Alan is meeting today with owner Mike Ashley in others to sort exactly what happened last season – which was the second worst Premier League season ever for Newcastle – when we finished 5th bottom, after finishing 5th top the season before – Pardew’s first full season at the helm.

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232 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    May 22, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #1

    shows what state todays current footy climate is like when pards is 2nd longest serving manager. what a joke that is

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  • estechco

    May 22, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Repost – If, as appears increasingly likely, we are sticking with AP for the foreseeable future, what do people think about Beardo being promoted to our ‘offensive’ coach? Hopefully then he can get the best out of our attacking options whilst AP spends 4 days on the defence!?!

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  • Tsunki

    May 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #3

    The crazy, madcap, zany, whirligig world o’ Statistics. known to kill 99% of all known FACT!S

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Tsunki…Don’t know what your idea of a “hoot” is, but so far I am not impressed.

    Where’s the entertainment? Buffet? Open bar?

    Honestly.

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  • Tsunki

    May 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #5

    @2 – better if he was on the pitch.

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  • Tsunki

    May 22, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Ibiza – give it time. There will be jelly.

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  • Tsunki

    May 22, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #7

    …and hats….

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  • Toon Tang

    May 22, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #8

    wibble wobble

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  • Toonfan8

    May 22, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #9

    we should go after two strikers…one strong and big—Lukaku,Carrol,Bony…
    one winger….Sinclair
    cm….from Wigan
    cb…

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 22, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #10

    That old promise of jelly and hats. I’ve been let down before and refuse to get excited until I see it with my own eyes.

    Is that a bouncy castle I see?

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  • Markaccus

    May 22, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #11

    From last article…….You know….. A LOT of people knew, when they saw the title of the last article, that it was, without doubt, going to really p1ss them off. Yet, they still read it, and proceded to whinge epically about it. What do you want? Sympathy? You only have yourselves to blame :p 

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 22, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #12

    Bet all you Pardew supporters will be fed up by the time pre season Finishes

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  • Markaccus

    May 22, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Is there ice cream with the jelly?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 22, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Indian…I think everyone already is fed up.

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  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    May 22, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #15

    @estechco – Because Pardew’s been so obviously successful with our defense this season?

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  • Toon Tang

    May 22, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #16

    stilettos are a no no ibiza, we’ve had this discussion before haha

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  • Markaccus

    May 22, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Indian…. why would the people who would back pardew if he stays, be fed up??

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  • Tsunki

    May 22, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #18

    …bouncy castle? no mate you’ve just clicked that picture of the cartoon lass in the pink bikini. 🙂 Serves you right.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 22, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #19

    Tang..We certainly have 🙂

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  • Toon Tang

    May 22, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #20

    hahaha

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  • spitfire_

    May 22, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #21

    Any truth about today’s press conference?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 22, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Tsunki…Bugger. Can this day get any worse?

    *Hides under desk expecting the ceiling to crash down on him*

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  • county down magpie

    May 22, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #23

    We’ll see what the lay of the land is at the end of the day. Now is the time for Ashley to sack him or back him. If he stays we need new fitness, attacking, set piece coaches. I’d personally bring in a much more foreign set of coaches, dutch, german, french etc and leave pards to the man management side of things as he does seem to do well at this. If MA sacks him then funk knows who we’re gonna end up with but I fear it will be a sidestep rather than a step up. Only time will tell

    HWTL

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 22, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #24

    markaccus

    because of his football style.

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  • Tsunki

    May 22, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Himanshu – is this your new crusade – Pards-bashing? I suppose Shola will be on his way out so why not, eh?

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  • JackButler

    May 22, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #26

    Another shitty record that Pardew has brought

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  • Markaccus

    May 22, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #27

    Im so fed up now that i am going to mock anyone who posts the same old moans and groans about pardew, simply because of their refusal to change the record. It might make it fun.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 22, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #28

    Estecho,
    I’d prefer Beardsley to be moved to a non coaching role altogether. The development squad haven’t developed, so where has he proved any coaching ability? The only reason they had a good second half of the season is because we were awful in the first half and matched with others who were equally poor.

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  • Tsunki

    May 22, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Markaccus – that record is a double ‘A’ side 🙂

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  • Markaccus

    May 22, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #30

    Indian….. my first target…… have you anything new to offer? How about a copy of your cv so i can send it to sjp. Put your money where your blog-mouth is.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 22, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #31

    tsunki

    very good 🙂

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  • Markaccus

    May 22, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Indian…. did you coach your side to the top of the Indian Premier League? Oh hang on, thats cricket isn’t it. How many runs do you think pardew will get in the final?

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  • sparky55

    May 22, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #33

    pardew is the luckiest man alive who thanks to a massive casino debt is still in a job…one things for sure…there’s no footballing reason why Pardew has still got a job so it’s that or he has some pictures

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 22, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #34

    e- mail

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  • Jackel001

    May 22, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #35

    I can see it now.. Gus Poyet as manager and his best mate Dennis Wise as assistant! What a true nightmare that would be.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 22, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #36

    markaccus

    first ball duck

    he will hit the ball long and straight to the fielder

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  • JackButler

    May 22, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #37

    NUFCfans ?@nufcfans 51s
    Led to believe Alan Pardew’s #NUFC future isn’t & has never been in doubt. He will be #NUFC manager next season. #PlanningWithPardew

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    May 22, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #38

    JB…No yippee or smiley face?

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 22, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #39

    re last thread

    didn’t spurs have just as many europa games and as many injuries. No mention of that or tiredness and they finished 5th.

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  • alex84

    May 22, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #40

    I vote Gazza and Beardo to take nufc forward. 🙂

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