Nigel Pearson was appointed an assistant coach at Newcastle in October, 2006 by Glenn Roeder to replace the departed Kevin Bond, and Nigel stayed on ntil February of 2008, after Sam Allardyce had been fired and replaced by Kevin Keegan, and Kevin brought in Chris Hughton that month.
Nigel Pearson – while at Newcastle with Kevin Keegan
So in a short 16 months as a Newcastle coach, he served under three managers.
Nigel has talked before today’s very important game at St. James’ Park, when he brings his Leicester City side, and he expects the Geordie fans to support the team today:
“Newcastle fans will back their team and I don’t intend to start talking at length about a peer of mine. We all have those pressures and it is never easy.”
“Alan and his staff will be working hard to turn things around and the only way they will do that is by results.” “It is a fantastic place to play football – a great stadium and atmosphere. It is a big game.”
“I’d imagine Newcastle fans will remain very supportive of the players. My focus is very much on us.” “Whether we can harness any situation will be whether we play well enough.”
“We have to go there and play at our best. Regardless of where you go sides have players of experience and know how, and quality.” “They are all interesting, there are always sub plots and things that aren’t necessary to do with anything else.”
“I look back at my two years at Newcastle with good memories. It was an appointment that came out of the blue.” “I had left West Brom as Bryan Robson had left and did not expect to be in work so quickly.”
“It was a great experience for me at Newcastle.” “It’s a big club and there were a lot of good things about them.” “It was unfortunate that I worked for three managers so it goes to show the expectations of the club.”
“I still know a lot of people that worked for the club and look forward to seeing them.” “It’s the nature of football that sometimes the expectation can be used as the opportunity to make changes.”
“Change is not always a good thing. Sometimes you think the person is the right person but when you bring them in it’s about getting the support.”
“I won’t talk about other clubs but I’ve had times when it has not been easy for the staff or players. I understand what it is like, it is never easy when it gets personal.”
Pearson has done very well in coaching since he left Newcastle, and he had Leicester City promoted as Champions last season, with 102 points – the same massive points total Newcastle had when we won the Championship back in 2010, when Chris Hughton was the manager.
And we suppose he could even be a future Newcastle manager, given that he’s still only 51 years old, and he’s a very sensible down to earth guy.
We need a win today against Leicester.
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