There have been various reports today that Mike Ashley met with Alan Pardew after the game last night, and that Alan Pardew had offered to resign his position as Newcastle manager after the defeat against Everton, but that Mike Ashley did not accept his resignation, but simply told him he had to do better.
Alan Pardew – no meeting with Mike Ashley
But we’d be very surprised if Alan Pardew offered to resign, it just doesn’t seem to be in his DNA to resign from the best job he has ever had, as the Newcastle manager.
The Chronicle came out a few hours ago and said those rumors of a meeting with Mike Ashley were simply not true, and that could be that Lee Ryder knew Alan’s whereabouts after the game last night.
But we don’t think Mike Ashley would not fire Alan Pardew because of the compensation he would have to pay out to the manager, John Carver and his other coaches.
For a financial guy like Mike Ashley he would hardly have given the manager and coaches a long eight year contract without having a suitable cancellation clause in the contract.
And we would guess it would cost Newcastle around one years’ wages for Alan and his coaches, if Mike decided to sack the manager.
But Alan Pardew will be given games to turn this thing around, and Pardew must determine what the best back four are, and play them against Cardiff City,
We also saw some headlines today of Alan Pardew being sacked, but there’s simply nothing behind that ridiculous headline.
The game at Cardiff City is huge for Newcastle and Alan Pardew, and we have to see a much better performance than we have witnessed in the last two league games.
A win would give us 10 points from 7 games and would help to steady the ship just a little bit.
That’s what we’re hoping for.
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