In his press conference on Friday Alan Pardew was very contrite, and admitted that he simply hasn’t been good enough as a manager at Newcastle this season, but pledged to get better
Alan Pardew – I haven’t been good enough
We don’t know if Alan has been told anything yet by owner Mike Ashley about his future, but he talked today as though he would be the Newcastle manager next season.
This is some of what he said today:
“It’s a contrasting season. The first half, I actually felt we played not far from our top level for most of that.”
“But in the second half we haven’t been good enough, I haven’t been good enough, and the results have followed.
“I’ve obviously let myself down on the touchline, for sure. The Hull incident was obviously a turning point I definitely didn’t want to have. I think that affected me and the team.”
“I will make sure that never happens again. It stands out, if I’m honest, from anything else.”
Alan said the team has trained very well this week, and hope to give a good performance in what could possibly be Alan Pardew’s last game as the Newcastle manager at Liverpool on Sunday.
We should know by next week at this time what the outcome is of the end of season meeting with Mike Ashley, and if there’s been no news, the likelihood is that the manager will keep his job.
What do you think?