Newcastle have made a statement on the situation of manager Alan Pardew and have confirmed that an official approach has been made by Crystal Palace and compensation has been agreed and therefore Alan is now in talks with his former club.
Alan Pardew – statement issued
Here Is the rather short Newcastle statement.
“Newcastle United can confirm that Crystal Palace have made a formal approach requesting permission to speak to Alan Pardew in relation to their vacant managerial position.”
“Crystal Palace have offered compensation at a level whereby Alan has now been permitted to speak to them.”
“As a result of this development today (Monday), Alan will not be at training on Tuesday. Training will be the responsibility of assistant manager John Carver.”
“The Club will make a further announcement in due course.”
That basically means Alan Pardew is gone, with the Mail reporting a deal is all but certain.
It’s clear that John Carver will become the caretaker Newcastle manager for at least the next couple of games, which he has done a couple of times before.
He managed the home game against Blackburn in September, 2004 after Sir Bobby Robson was sacked and earlier this year he was the manager on the touchline after Alan Pardew had got himself banned for seven games, after foolishly head-butting Hull’s David Meyler.
And there is a surprising report in the Independent that club captain Fab Coloccini could soon be named the Newcastle manager.
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