Alan Pardew has given his press conference today, and as expected he has talked about his headbutt on David Meyler almost two weeks ago, and has said he must become a better manager, and the Londoner has already talked to the LMA (League Managers Association) about some steps he can take.
Alan Pardew - I musty become a better manager
This is some of that Alan has said today:
“It was stupid. It was an independent panel and I was always going to accept their punishment. I sent a letter to Steve to say I was sorry and that I deeply regret it.” “At the time I did not think it was bad as it was on TV.”
“I must have watched it 2,000 times now. The bottom line was I should never have got involved and walked forward when Meyler pushed me.” “It is a relief my job is safe. Men make mistakes. I make mine in front of millions of people.”
“I must become a better manager, I have 678 games and only had one touchline ban. I spoke to the LMA about some consultant issues I could look at. I am going to sit down from now on.” “I will get my head around it, and the way to take the team forward.”
“But I won’t take out my desire to win, and I have to channel it the right way.”
Actions speak louder than words, so we just hope the manager takes advantage of what’s available to him – perhaps some anger management classes, and maybe he sits in the stands from now on, and relays messages to John Carver on the touchline.
And there’s been some bad news today on the injury front, as Mathew Debuchy is out for the next four games, and Loic Remy could be out for up to three games, after they both picked up injuries playing for France last week.
That’s a severe blow to Newcastle United.