Alan Pardew talked yesterday at his press conference, of his dismissal at Southampton in August, 2010, after his side had walloped Bristol Rovers 4-0 away from home on 28th August of that year.
Alan Pardew – when Saints manager
Alan simply didn’t get along with new owner and Chairman Nicola Cortese, and the Newcastle manager still seems to be a little upset by his dismissal down south, which were for non-football reasons:
“There’s a cliché that one door closes and another opens.” “I had a door open for me which was perhaps unexpected, but you’ve still got to step through it and do the job, which I’ve managed to do at Newcastle.”
“For Southampton, it’s worked for them.” “They first opened it to Dean Wilkins, actually, and it was a disaster.” “But then they got Nigel Adkins and then Mauricio Pochettino, who has been terrific.”
Alan Pardew was fired after three games of the 2010-2011 season when the Saints had 4 points, but then Dean Wilkins lost two games as caretaker manager, before Nigel Adkins was signed from Scunthorpe United on September 10th.
And Nigel started to steady the ship and of course got them two successive promotions and they were into the Premier League, but then Nigel was fired last January, following a great 2-2 draw at Chelsea, and he found out he was sacked as he watched TV.
On December 7th, 2010, Alan Pardew was appointed manager at Newcastle United, after Chris Hughton had been ruthlessly fired by owner Mike Ashley.
Note: South Shields local artist Robert Olley has a new painting out called “Derby Day Home” and it can be personalized so that any surname can be put on the striker’s shirt – the one scoring the goal – take a look.
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