News coming from the Evening Chronicle that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will remain at the Tyneside club, and work with Joe Kinnear in his new role as Director of Football.
Alan Pardew – staying at Newcastle
As far as stability is concerned that’s good news, and who knows maybe Alan will get on well with Joe Kinnear – you never know – they are both Cockneys after all.
Alan gave the Chronicle a short message today:
“I am staying – to take the club up the league.”
And since pre-season training starts in two weeks time, at least we’ll be in better shape than we were four years ago following relegation.
That’s when the players returned to pre-season, and we didn’t have a permanent manager, as Alan Shearer had not been appointed as the manager (as had been expected) that summer.
So Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood took the training on that first day, and to cut a long (very long) story short, they had Newcastle promoted a short ten months later, and we were back in the big time again.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the same could happen now, and Newcastle could be a top six club next May.
It’s possible – and we have to keep believing.
I have to leave for a few hours for an important Doctor’s appointment – maybe when I get back we’ll have a new owner? 😀
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