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Alan Pardew Has Been Told His Job Is Safe

8:57 am, Monday, May 12th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

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.

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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.

Comments welcome.



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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ochytoon // May 12, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Not particularly surprising. Guess it’s time to prepare for an underwhelming summer now.

  • 2 Santon03 // May 12, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    repost

    We have Cabaye last season and we were almost relegated. Losing one player and we became sh!t team, then we should rename the team into Cabaye United.

    I became a fan of NUFC because I watched how Beardsley, Ginola, and co played wonderful football. I’m not a Geordie, I wasn’t born in Newcastle, but I love this football club ever since I watched this team played wonderful football and I have stuck with NUFC since then. I’m different than most fans here who were born in the city of Newcastle, it’s in their blood.
    If I suffer watching this team play this kind of football, I can’t imagine how those fans suffered watching their team that they love since they were born play like this.
    The reaction of those fans who travelled to liverpoll and watch that sh!t again, it’s understandable. There are nothing to cheer for them this year, only pain watching their team got beaten again and again.
    Their behaviour and anger are justified, Brendan.

  • 3 Lilongwe Geordie // May 12, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Kww,
    Most fans realise that while Ashley is here we will struggle to get anywhere consistently, which is why most want Ashley out as well. Wouldn’t it be nice though to actually be able to enjoy some of the football played under a more progressive, not necessarily more successful coach?

    Ashley out will take a long time, and most likely won’t happen until he wants out anyway, unless someone comes along and offers huge cash.

    The alternative is to open channels and encourage change, again something that is very unlikely to happen with Ashley, but a start would be to improve the coaching set up, which if you look at qualifications/numbers of staff, and compare with other teams in the Prem and Championship we would sit somewhere around the Play off spots. (I did that research before Christmas, so not sure how staff at the other clubs have changed since then – ours was weakened by the departure of Willie Donachie – another not to be replaced)

    Sacking Pardew would be a first step, and one that is unlikely to lead to us challenging for silverware, but it might lead to us being able to be proud of the 11 people that go out on the pitch and give us everything they have as well as some entertaining football. Something that hasn’t existed under Pardew bar a handful of games.

  • 4 Oldgit1 // May 12, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Target?????? What fcuking target!!!!!! Didn’t he say they didn’t have one. Strewth you can’t make it up, ohh Pardew did.

  • 5 bobby mango // May 12, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    The summer of disappointed begins.
    At least we’ve been told about this one early.

  • 6 Norpie // May 12, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    This is ridiculous. The manager has lost the fans. He seemingly has lost the dressing room. How can anyone stand for this? With this outlook; how can anyone actually consider to renew their season tickets?

  • 7 Oleg G // May 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Unbelievable !!!!

    How this …. oh right, he is the puppet, and the puppet master wants his puppet to stay. The puppet stays as he wants his wages and he needs to secure his financial situation for the future. And what do we get?

    Pardew doesn’t resign all this time and he won’t resign later. He is a weak person without any self respect. How can a guy in his position can stay if the owner doesn’t buy for his squad any players?
    And even worse than that. How can he stay after the horrible record he had this season.

    What a joke him and Ashley are.

  • 8 wynsleap // May 12, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    It’s simple.
    DON’T GO AND WATCH THEM.

  • 9 stuart no9 // May 12, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    sad news indeed , however , the taunts , abuse , should carry on next season . this wont go away, we will eventually get our reward.

  • 10 Sav // May 12, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Some fans want shot of Pardew just to put pressure on the owner to invest or to ‘Get out of our club’. ‘Baby’ and ‘Bathwater’ spring to mind. If you want rid of the manager you might as well unfurl a bedsheet against Tim Krul? You are angry because he puts up with Ashley’s carry-on? He is an adult in a well-paid job with a 6-year contract. Figure it out for yourself. No-one here would do any different and if, like Keegan, they did, they’d be labelled ‘Quitter’.
    I give up.

  • 11 magicbus // May 12, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Ashes loves his lapdog too much to let hime go so how about making him DoF ( cant do worse that Joke surely ) and then look for someone decent to take us forward. I kmow only dreams.

  • 12 tynesidetommo // May 12, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    If bonuses were promised then it is only right that they be paid. Only I seem to recall the manager claiming just recently that no targets were set.
    Just wish he wouldn’t keep shooting himself in the foot. Makes if difficult when you try to argue he should be kept on :)

  • 13 toonluvva // May 12, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    I wonder what the target will be for next season.
    Hopefully, the target will be set at top 6 at least otherwise we will simply settle for mediocrity.

    As for P45due, I am concerned that despite an awful 2nd half to the season, lost the fans and (it’s rumoured) the players too, he is to be in charge at the start of next season. Now is the time to appoint a replacement. If Mr Ashley had been reviewing a poorly performing SD store, the manager would probably be out on his ear by now.

  • 14 Ericles // May 13, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    The real truth is that as long as Ashley rules and Pardew crawls of club is going nowhere. Our only hope is that Ashley’s greed leads him on to sell u and go and that Pardew finds a hole somewhere else too!




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