Alan Pardew has talked today about not quitting Newcastle as the manager, even though we are in a deep hole with six defeats on the trot, but it’s not surprising the Newcastle manager says that.
Alan Pardew with Lee Charnley – looks like we’re losing
When you are in a big job, the pressures are great, that’s why you get the big bucks, and those pressures get bigger the higher up you go, and the last thing a lot of people even think of is resigning when things get tough, because that’s too much like just giving up.
And it’s the old adage that if it doesn’t kill you it makes you stronger, and it’s what a lot of top people believe in.
The more you can take of the bad stuff, the more mentally strong you are and will become, and the better at your job you will become.
That’s the lesson for today.
This is some of what Alan Pardew said yesterday:
“No, I won’t walk away.” “I love this job and I am going to fight as long as I can for it.” “That’s what I have always done.” “I have been in tricky situations before.”
“This is a situation where I perhaps need to dig deep, and I have got no problem in doing that.” “I will dig deep on Saturday and make sure I make the right decisions to get us a win.”
“Everybody worries about their job to a degree, and you would be stupid not to.” “But really and truly in this job, you have to be cast in iron because if you start doubting yourself, then you are going to pass that on to the players.”
“I have made it very clear that I am the manager at this football club and let’s make sure that we make the right decisions on Saturday.”
“You never want to see it as a manager, of course, but it happens when you get the defeats that we have had.” “You have to accept that.” “But I won’t hide from it, and I won’t hide from it on Saturday.”
Alan Pardew will have to wait another 10 days or so to find out his fate, and whatever comforting words Mike Ashley may have had for him a few weeks ago – Alan’s also in the results business.
And to be more precise he’s in the business of trying to get good results – and you cannot accuse the manager of having good results over the last six games, or even this year, since we have lost 14 of the last 19 games played.
It’s probably still a toss-up as to whether Pardew gets fired at the end of the season.
What do you think?