Former Liverpool top center-back Phil Thompson thinks that it’s possible for Alan Pardew to save his job – even after five successive Premier league defeats, if he can persuade top striker Loic Remy to sign for Newcastle in the summer.
Loic Remy – in the 4-1 hammering of Hull City
Even though it’s a very high probability that Loic well sign for a Champions league club this summer, Newcastle fans still love the striker, and he got huge applause when he came on for injured Luuk de Jong after 40 minutes in the 2-1 loss at home to Swansea on Saturday.
This is what Phil told Sky Sports News over the weekend:
“If Alan believes he can get Loic Remy he should do it as soon as possible, get it done.” “To get people to believe again and help him keep his job, he needs to get it done straight away and get Remy to come out and say ‘I am very happy here’.”
“But do I think it is going to happen? No.”
So even Phil Thompson doesn’t think it will happen, but it couldn’t do any harm to try to have the Newcastle manager persuade Loic to sign for the club – since Alan is currently in the best job he will ever have in football management, and will be keen to keep himself on the payroll at Newcastle United.
But with Newcastle’s form and results since Boxing Day being diabolically bad, it’s not likely that Loic will now commit to Newcastle, who seemingly have no chance of qualifying for the Champions League for a number of years.
Alan Pardew is amassing a lot of very poor records at Newcastle in our run since Boxing Day (13 defeats and four wins in the last 18 games), and it could become six Premier league defeats in a row a week tonight, if we lose at the Emirates – which let’s face it – is very likely based on current form.
Arsenal are playing well at the moment and have both Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil back from injury – and Newcastle are playing very poorly at best at the moment.