It’s surprising that with just three years at Newcastle, Alan Pardew is the second-longest-serving manager in the Premier League, behind only Arsene Wenger, who has been at Arsenal since 1996, and has the Gunners at the top of the league at the moment.
Alan Pardew – emotional to manage Newcastle
We hope Alan can stay at Newcastle a good few years yet, because that would mean we are being successful, and there’s a decent chance that we can finish in the top six in the Premier League, for the second time in three seasons, under the leadership of the Newcastle manager, who was almost fired in January.
The Newcastle manager has talked about how difficult it is to manage Newcastle United:
“As tough as it was at the other clubs I’ve managed – West Ham and Southampton in particular – this is harder,” “It’s a religious kind of support, which makes it very emotional, and I’ve had to learn how to cope with that.”
“As a manager I’ve had to embrace different cultures, different mentalities on how to play the game, and every player gives you a different set of problems. I’ve gained great experience from some great players here, and continue to do so.”
“I can detach myself from the emotion of the game, which comes with age as well. When you are younger you get wrapped up in it a little bit.”
“Although I might be jumping up and down on the sideline, I am very focused on what is going on, how the game is going and what decisions I need to make.”
“I’ve loved every minute of the last three years, and long may it continue.”
Alan Pardew is an emotional man and he’s gone through the heights and the depths at Newcastle in the three years he has managed the club.
But we hope now that with some new recruits next month and in the summer, Newcastle will have an even stronger squad next season, and we can at last challenge for a top four position.
That’s what Newcastle United should be doing every season.
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