We really hope that Alan Pardew has learned from his most recent escapade on the touchline as the Newcastle manager, and he either fixes the problem – by taking some anger management classes or whatever it takes to control that fiery temper of his – or decides after his touchline ban of seven games, that he will sit in the stands during the games, so such touchline incidents cannot happen in the future.
Jose Mourinho and Alan Pardew at St. James’ Park – I love you man
But it seems that after the tumultuous news coverage of his head butt on David Meyler, he has been given support by some of the managers in the Premier League.
And he even says it has strengthened his relationship with owner Mike Ashley and we have to think Mike and Alan have talked one-on-one after the incident – and more than once.
Alan Pardew has been talking to the Shields Gazette and this is some of what he had to say:
“It’s nice to hear from your senior managers. I’ve had a few calls. I have to say they’ve lifted my spirits.”
“When the Press are being so critical, as they were, it’s nice to know people still care about you in the football community.”
“The working part of the football community is with you.”
And one of the managers who gave Alan a lot of support after the most recent altercation was Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho – the special one – who had this to say about Alan:
“I like Alan. We speak on the phone not every week but almost every week. We are good friends. I had a very good relationship with him even when I was in Italy and Spain.”
“I spoke with Alan a couple of hours after the incident and he knows that he made a mistake and he knows he has to pay for the mistake. ” “But for me, more important than that, he is a good friend and he is a great guy.”
“Was Alan’s mistake that we are not used to seeing? Yes, it was, he’s willing to pay for it.”
It’s good that Alan Pardew got some support in the last two weeks – but he has to change and change quickly.
He shouldn’t confuse the better relationship with Mike Ashley and the support from some of the top PL managers as anything too positive, because if he does this stuff again he’s in really big trouble – and we mean big trouble.
If this kind of thing happens one more time, he’ll be fired by Mike Ashley – and quite honestly if it does happen again – he’ll deserve to be fired.
Alan Pardew cannot keep creating bad headlines around the world, for a club with the great traditions of Newcastle United.
What do you think?