From 5th place to 16th, from European qualification to near relegation, from top quality to absolute clueless football yet Newcastle have no doubts that Alan Pardew is the perfect man in charge to lead the side in right direction.
The club has dismissed all speculations regarding the future of their current manager who is going to be with the club next season much to the despair of Newcastle supporters. It seems that tyneside are looking to follow Manchester United’s philosophy of long term stability but does it really make sense as far as Newcastle are concerned?
Club’s managing director Derek Llambias has dismissed all reports linking to Pardew’s exit and targets at least a top 10 finish next season after horrific last campaign where they just secured premier league football on the match day 37. Llambias claimed:
“Our discussions on Wednesday were very constructive and we pinpointed a number of factors that contributed to a season which fell below expectations.
“We are now looking forward and are entirely focused on the forthcoming campaign, with the expectation of at least a top-10 finish in the Premier League. There has been a great deal of speculation in recent weeks but our desire, as we announced back in September, is to bring long-term stability to this club.”
Below expectations really? It will be fair to say that season was a disaster. Having quality players at disposal, Newcastle clearly had a squad superior to majority in the league but they failed big time under the clueless management of Alan Pardew who deserves the major chunk of blame.
Talking about long term stability, Alex Ferguson lead United to second place finish in his second season in charge. Then the subsequent season, United finished 11th in the league as the fans started calling for manager’s exit. What followed is well known.
No idea what Newcastle fans would have to say about long term stability here as majority wanted/want Alan Pardew to leave the club as soon as possible.
Whether or not Pardew can turn things around at tyneside, only time will tell? For now he has the backing of the board and a long term contract to ensure that he is not leaving Newcastle United any soon.
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