There have been recent headlines about Jonas Gutierrez being upset with Alan Pardew, because when Jonas was struggling with his testicular cancer last year, the Newcastle manager seems to have been very cold and simply told Jonas that he would have to find a new club, and basically that his time at Newcastle was up.
Jonas with girlfriend Alejandra Maglietti in Buenos Aries recently
We knew about that particular situation last January, when Jonas went out on loan to Norwich City – but it wasn’t until September that Jonas revealed he had been fighting cancer for over a year, and in September he was having chemotherapy treatment.
This is how Jonas described the situation with Pardew:
“Halfway through December the manager Alan Pardew decided the best thing for me would be to look for a club.”
“This was communicated to me just after I re-joined, 20 days after I was operated on, and when the only thing I wanted was to train and to feel and get better.”
“While I knew it would be tough to earn a place once more, I never moaned about not playing.” Alan Pardew decided the best thing for me would be to look for a club. “
“For that reason I will never forgive him for what he did to me. That said, I want to keep on thinking that it was a purely a football issue and not for any other reason.”
So that was last December, after Jonas had already had surgery and lost one testicle to cancer – when the Pardew comments took place.
Maybe Alan will get a question on that in today’s press conference?
But we’d be very surprised if Jonas still bears any grudge against Pardew, because one thing you learn very quickly when fighting cancer with everything you have – is that life is short and is also precious.
Too short to hold any grudges against anybody.
It would be good to hear from Pardew today on how he sees this situation – but again we are hoping that when Jonas arrives back at Newcastle in a short two weeks time, that everything will be fine between him and the Newcastle manager.
Certainly he will be very warmly welcomed back by the fans.
Then the question will be whether Pardew play Jonas in the first team, if he gets back to top form again?
There’s the rumor of a clause in his contract that if he plays a certain number of games for the Magpies, then Newcastle have to renew his contract – but we don’t know if that has any truth to it.
Jonas Gutierrez has so far played 194 games with 11 goals for Newcastle.
What do you think?
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