Alan Pardew has come out today and defended his record at Newcastle, which has lasted around two and a half seasons, and amazingly makes Alan the second longest serving Premier League manager to Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger.
Alan Pardew – win and loss record of 36.67% at Newcastle
This is what Alan told the Newcastle Journal today:
“I have been in the game long enough to know there are different emotions in football. It can go from elation to disappointment very quickly.”
“I just try to keep a level head about it all, keep a bit of dignity about what I am doing and that’s what I am doing.” “I have worked very hard at this club and I am very proud of what I have achieved here.”
“We made the quarter-finals of the Europa League and you have to finish in fifth place in the Premier League just to be in the Europa League.”
“Last season in the end I felt we were a top-ten team for the last 15 games when those guys arrived. That kind of went over the radar. ” “One win would have had us jump four or five places. That would have looked more respectable.”
“Apart from all of that, the disappointing factor last season was the performances, the results we got which I didn’t think were to the level we could achieve. I am looking for a marked improvement in performance and if we do, then results will follow.”
Alan did great in his first full season on Tyneside, and he’s the only Newcastle manager ever to win the Premier League Manager of the Year Award and the LMA Manager of the year award, so whatever happens in the future he’s in the record books at Newcastle for that great achievement, to be fair to Alan.
And most pundits thought Alan deserved to win both awards – and it was positive news for Newcastle United.
But we half expect Joe Kinnear to claim he won those two awards when he managed Newcastle, but Joe hasn’t claimed that ……. yet. 😀
Joe claimed he won three Manager of the Year awards, but in truth he won only one – in 1994.
Alan Pardew’s record at Newcastle is not good, and in 120 games in which he has managed the club, we have won 44 drawn 32 and lost 44, for a win percentage of 36.67 and a loss percentage of 36.67.
Alan’s overall record in management is better than that, with 649 games managed, of which he’s won 275, drawn 165 and lost 209, for a win percentage of 42.37 and a loss percentage of 32.3.
That compares with Bobby Robson’s Newcastle record of managed 255 games, won 119, drew 64 and lost 72 for a win percentage of 46.67 and a loss percentage of 28.24.
Kevin Keegan managed Newcastle in two spells and managed 272 games in total, of which he won 144, drew 57 and lost 71, for a win percentage of 52,94 and a loss percentage of 26.1, although some of those games were in the lower divisions.
So by the numbers, Alan Pardew hasn’t done too well at Newcastle, but of course there’s time and room for improvement, and a great season is what we all need – starting in August – and we already have quite a strong squad of players.
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