Alan Pardew has finally cast some light on why he left Newcastle United at the end of the year, after we beat Everton 3-2 at home on December 28th, and he asked John Carver to take the news conference following the game.
Alan Pardew – why he left Newcastle
Alan has said he left because of the general feeling of the supporters towards him and even when we won, as on that day, it was only because the other side were poor.
This is what Pardew has said:
“The next day, the reaction in the press and the town was that we won because of their deficiencies. “I thought to myself, ‘what am I ever going to win here?’ I thought maybe it’s time to go, it’s better for them and better for me.”
“I’m kind of an icon as a player for a famous goal in the 1990 FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool, and a period which was Palace’s best. When you become manager, you put that at risk.”
“A manager at Palace will never win every game. The burden of not losing that tag, being liked and respected, that’s a difficult position to keep when you are the manager.”
“I’ll carry that burden until the day I finish at this club.”
But it seems Alan had already decided to leave before the Everton game, since John Carver took the after game press conference, so he must have decided before the game even started – and it was good to go out with a win we suppose.
Pardew must have been sickened by the constant abuse he got from the Newcastle fans – and it was vicious at times – and John Carver has already started to complain about the abuse he received from Newcastle fans last Saturday.
It’s nothing compared to what Pardew had to take over four years on Tyneside.
But it’s turned out to be a case of be careful what you wish for, and Newcastle could well end up with John Carver as the new head coach or Steve McClaren.
Let’s put it this way, we aren’t a big enough club who can attract a Jurgen Klopp type of top coach – we have no chance of signing him – zero chance.
Since Pardew left Newcastle after more than four years on board, Crystal Palace have been on the ascendancy and are now safe on 42 points and 7 points above Newcastle.
Newcastle have been in free-fall under the inexperienced John Carver, and we could still be relegated this season, and that become even more possible if we lose at Leicester City today – which is likely according to our poll.
That’s how bad things are at Newcastle right now after we were 9th top when Alan finally wanted out.
Newcastle are in a very bad situation at the moment, make no mistake about that – worse than most people think.