Newcastle Hand Alan Pardew Mammoth Contract – Until 2016!

Chris Wright

9th, December 2010


By Chris Wright

Newcastle United have literally just confirmed the news that Alan Pardew has officially been appointed as the club’s new manager, having signed a five-and-a-half year contract at St James’ Park this morning.

Real Radio Northeast are carrying a statement from Pardew (i.e. the man a whopping 1.8% of Toon fans wanted to see succeed Chris Hughton) himself:

“I am honoured and privileged to have been given this opportunity at Newcastle United, one of the truly great clubs in English football.

“I understand what this club means to its supporters. Throughout the football world people recognise that this is a unique club in many ways, with supporters who are second to none in their loyalty, passion and devotion for the team.

“I’m not a Geordie of course, but I once met Mike Ashley in the foyer of a Thai massage parlour I’m a football person with a love of the game and I can assure you I bring great drive, desire and commitment to the job.

“Chris Hughton did a great job last season, guiding the club back to the Premier League, and he continued that good work this season. It is my aim to build on that now and take this club forward.”

Pardew is now contracted to Newcastle until 2016, and with his…let’s say ‘less than exemplary’ record, does anyone else see such a huge commitment coming back to bite Ashley in his rather sizeable behind sooner rather than (five years) later?

Posted in Newcastle Utd

Share this article: Email


  1. Shane says:

    “I’m a football person…” one of the most frustrating phrases in football.

  2. CBell says:

    It’s discusting, how one person can potentially ruin a club…Again. Everytime we seem to be pushing forward, he drags us back as If he doesn’t want us to be in the premier league. You wonder what goes through his fat ugly head. They sacked Hughton because They wanted someone with “more managerial experience.” How about, we get a board and chairman with more experience. Hughton, in the last one and a half years, has achieved so much more that pardews whole career.

  3. […] honour of Newcastle’s loooong-term commitment to the man, Pies presents Alan Pardew and the rest of the 1990 Crystal Palace squad yelling their […]

  4. Ollie Irish says:

    Feel a tad sorry for Pardew, as he will come into the job with very little goodwill. No honeymoon period for him – many NUFC willing him to fail. Difficult situation not of his own making.

  5. Ala says:

    It’s not like Pardew has done anything to anger the Newcastle fans (minus the ‘Houghton’ gaffe) yet there’s already bad feeling towards him. I think the anger’s directed at Ashley through Pardew but he certainly won’t find it easy for the first few months!

  6. Pete says:

    I wonder how ‘long term’ this move will be?

    Have a read of ‘Newcastle’s managerial circus’

  7. Montesquieu says:

    Why continue to feed into the anger of the fans? Why won’t Ashley just leave the club as is, sign the cheques, pay the utility bills and ensure that the board isn’t doing anything stupid on the financial sense.

    It seems like the Glazer era of football ownership, makes the owner out to be a glorified manager with no football prowess or ability.

Leave a Reply