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Newcastle Manager To Hire A Consultant – But Will It Work?

11:21 pm, Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 2 Comments

Alan Pardew has talked about hiring a management consultant, who presumably would help the Newcastle manager with some of the management decisions he needs to take at Newcastle.

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Alan Pardew - will hire a management constant

And as expected Pardew talked in his press conference and other interviews today about what he plans to do – so that incident with David Meyler at Hull never happens again.

If it does he’ll not be the Newcastle manager any more.

This is some of what Pardew  said:

“I’m not boarding the bus,” “I did think about going on the bus and having a hot dog outside Craven Cottage but I don’t think that’s going to go down too well so I’ll say goodbye at the hotel.”

“I was disappointed in myself.” “I’m an experienced manager and I shouldn’t have got into that situation. It’s something that can’t happen again.”

“I’ve spoken to a few company CEOs who have management counselling and I think it’s an avenue that might work for me,” “Richard Bevan CEO of the LMA  has been a great help in terms of finding someone to work for me and I can just bounce ideas off.”

Not necessarily just about the touchline and the pressures I’m under, just normal managerial decisions.” “The big question for me when this incident happened was ‘how am I going to be a better manager out of it?’”

“I think the consultant will be someone from outside the game with a different perspective,”  “Someone with a business background.”

“If you were a top CEO in the city you’d have one, the company would make sure you did. Given the position I’m in, I’m probably as important as them.”

Not sure what the consultant is supposed to do, other than help the manager with management decisions – but that’s the easy part.

But it’s Alan’s personal problems where the issues lie, and if he doesn’t handle the anger that keeps manifesting itself on the touchline, then a consultant will be of no help at all – given the problems Alan has on a personal level.

When you headbutt an opposing player, it has nothing to do with making good management decisions, but more about controlling yourself when you are under severe stress.

We would think Alan would look at himself, take anger management classes at an absolute minimum, and maybe make the decision that he will not be in the dugout for the rest of his career in management.

That would work.

Comments welcome.



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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jimmysmith // Mar 13, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    “But it’s Alan’s personal problems where the issues lie, and if he doesn’t handle the anger that keeps manifesting itself on the touchline, then a consultant will be of no help at all – given the problems Alan has on a personal level.”

    Pards, oh you monster!

  • 2 Shadow_Shearer // Mar 13, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Hope your new consultant teaches u the best decision u can make is resign!




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