There are reports in almost all the local papers last night and this morning, that Alan Pardew will be staying on as the Newcastle manager, and in the Chronicle this morning are reporting they believe Alan Pardew has already been told his job is safe.
Happier times at Newcastle
Krul player of the month – Pardew manager of the month – November
There was a report in the Sunday People yesterday from Alan Oliver, the former Chronicle reporter, which stated they believe Alan’s job is safe, so it would now be a surprise if he is sacked this week.
And presumably the plans already in place for the summer transfer market will now be executed – and as quickly as possible.
And Pardew and his staff received their 10% bonus, because we finished in the top ten – which was the target before the start of the season – so they are due that bonus – even though our finish to the season has been awful.
If you reach your target you reach tour target – however you achieve it.
We read a report yesterday that said Mike Ashley thinks Pardew met his target of a top ten finish, so he got the bonus.
It’s not about thinking he met the target – he met the target – and therefore got the bonus.
There will be the meeting this week with Ashley and the Newcastle Board of Directors, but it seems after the review of the season, and what we should do differently next season, the talk will turn quickly to recruitment.
And it appears this could be a huge transfer window for Newcastle United – we certainly hope so.
And a top six finish next season would be great.
Hope springs eternal.