League Managers Association (LMA) Chief Executive Bevan said last night he had spoken to Alan Pardew, and that the Newcastle manager was extremely sorry about what happened yesterday, and that he would talk to him again today.
LMA Chairman Richard Bevan
This is what Bevan told BBC Radio Five Live’s Sportsweek program:
“The buck stops with Alan. It’s unacceptable, it’s inappropriate and it’s insupportable from every perspective and Alan knows that.”
“He immediately realized the serious error, and made sincere apologies to all parties and obviously he has deep regret.” “It was good to see Hull boss Steve Bruce’s reaction and Hull accepting Pardew’s apology.”
“But Alan does need to think hard about how not to put himself in that position again.”
“I was pleased to see Newcastle in a very short period of time making a very swift, professional response that provided Alan with a very heavy fine and a formal warning.”
Pardew is really in hot water today with some calling for his resignation from Newcastle.
Alan really needs to think hard and long about his conduct on the touch-line, because these stupid and embarrassing incidents happen too often for the Newcastle manager, who sometimes seems unable to control himself.
How this translates to the players we don’t know – but it cannot be good.
Alan Pardew was the Barclays’ Premier League Manager of the Year and the LMA Manager of the Year two years ago, when Newcastle finished in 5th place in the league.
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