Maybe the reason Mike Ashley is not too keen to replace Alan Pardew at Newcastle at the moment, is that he is finding it difficult to line up a replacement – if that’s true that would be very worrying but probable nonetheless.
Mike Ashley – yes – we got a point at home to Hull
Here are three possible reasons Mike Ashley seems none too keen to replace Alan Pardew anytime soon:
- Mike likes Alan Pardew, which is fairly obvious since there have been two other times he could have been fired – the first time was in January 2013 when we lost 10 of 13 league games.
Last season we lost seven of our last eight league games but he still survived. Alan is almost the perfect manager for Ashley because he’s willing to work in the very strict financial conditions that Ashley places on the club – and he doesn’t complain – at least not in public – when Ashley sells out best players half way through the season. Where would he find another manager like Alan Pardew?
- Ashley realized that the job wasn’t done in the summer transfer market to replace experienced Premier League players like Yohan Cabaye, Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy.
So the blame is shared between the manager not getting the best out of the players he has available, and Ashley and Lee Charnley failing to bring in good experienced players over the summer, to replace those who left. IN sort – Ashley feels guilty.
- Ashley is having trouble lining up a replacement for Alan Pardew, It’s no secret now the way Mike Ashley runs Newcastle on a shoestring doesn’t exactly mean that Newcastle will be successful anytime soon.
Ashley’s ambitions for Newcastle are simply to keep us in the Premier League and in the upper half of the table if possible – so we are not fighting relegation.
We will then continue to get the big money from the PL and Mike gets all that free publicity at St, James Park for his Sports Direct business.
But Ashley also has no ambitions to make Newcastle a top six side for instance, and any ambitious manager may realize they will be (very) frustrated if they do accept the Newcastle job.
The final reason is the one that worries us the most, because it’s no secret now that the way Mike Ashley runs the club means Newcastle will never be successful at anything- who wants to manage a club like that?
We devalue the cups so we field weakened sides and don’t progress too far, and we just don’t have the players to ever challenge for the Premier League title – it’s absurd to even think about it.
That’s the truth.
Would you want to come to Newcastle under those circumstances?
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