Mike Ashley Will Stick With Alan Pardew

The Express is reporting today that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will keep Alan Pardew on as the Newcastle manager for next season.

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Mike Ashley – will not fire his manager

It was a very good start to the season for Newcastle, but since after Boxing Day the side has slumped badly, but will still finish in the top ten, and after the final game today could even finish in 9th place.

Since the target was to finish in the top ten, there will be bonuses given out, and it doesn’t matter how you reach the target, once it’s reached the bonuses will have to be paid – that’s how it’s done – that’s business.

There were strong protests against both Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew in our last home game of the season last Saturday, when we finally won again and beat Cardiff City 3-0.

And there will probably be some today at Anfield, but if Ashley sticks with Pardew – which seems to be what’s going to happen if the Express report is true, we wonder if there are going to be more protests.

Alan Pardew met his target for the season, and the protests were against both Ashley and Pardew – so in those circumstances it was always possible that Ashley would stick by his manager.

If he fired Pardew, would all the protests then be against Mike Ashley to try to get him out as owner?

The way that would work is he would admit to trying to sell, and then we’d have the circus of who was bidding, if anybody, but we cannot see many people paying £300M for Newcastle these days, not when nobody came in for the club at £80M in 2010.

The protests last week – as strong as they were – could have backfired and helped Pardew keep his job.

But Pardew does not have much support from fans with 82% in our poll wanting him out.

We should know in  day or two whether this Express report is true.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Oldgit1

    May 11, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Another two fingers up to the supporters from Ashley.

  • Blofal

    May 11, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #2

    Rumours about Poyet and disharmony at Sunderland. Ill get my hopes up that maybee we will nick him and ignore this article.

  • Blofal

    May 11, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #3

    I guess my only real hope though os that Pardew is going to learn to play the style that we want to play.

    If he admires Brendon Rogers so much how about taking a leaf out of Liverpool’s book.

  • adwend

    May 11, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #4

    I don’t understand some Newcastle fans, its going to be the same old same old ,pardew will stay 20 mil spent on players (fat man walks away with 60 mil in his back pocket) and still you will turn up, but boo a bit a games, he’s really going to be bothered …MAN UP…are shut up

  • magicbus

    May 11, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #5

    Just Ashleys continued enjoyment to wind us all up. Sadist is too light a word

  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 11, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #6

    I think it’s unfair on Pardew leaving him in the firing line. Most managers would have either walked or been put out their misery by now.

    Maybe Ashley is leaving him to the wolves in the hope that he resigns and saves him £15-20m in compensation.

  • stuart no9

    May 11, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #7

    again i have to say , a few boos wont make any difference to ashley -empty seats will – DONT GO.

  • wynsleap

    May 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #8

    stuart no9 – you know that makes sense – I know that makes sense but try telling that to some on here. If Ashley isn’t going to sack Pardew or, alternatively, give him a massive amount of money to spend in the close season and change his attitude completely, what is the point of going to SJP any more?
    Sitting silently seething achieves NOTHING. I hope that the banners and chants are well to the fore today. I’m sure we’ll get support from the Scousers for our efforts.
    Ashley will not like the abuse beamed out on Sky so go to it lads.

  • toonluvva

    May 11, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #9

    It seems a lifetime ago that Joe Fn Kinnear burst back onto the scene asking us to judge him on his signings.

    Way back the I was predicting that P45due would be building a case for constructive dismissal. Ok, I was wrong.

    It just shows though just how inept Mr Ashley is in his football decisions if P45due stays for another season.

    A relegation battle seems more than likely, but this time we might not get clear.


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