Coaches believed to be on the shortlist to replace Alan Pardew as head coach of Newcastle United include:
- Remi Garde
- Christophe Galtier
- Thomas Tuchel
- Lucien Favre
- Dick Advocaat
The link with Dick Advocaat has been played down since the Sunday express went with the story on Sunday morning.
Judging by Newcastle’s performance against Leicester yesterday, the club are in desperate need of change. Handing the reigns to John Carver and Steve Stone for the rest of the season would be in effect, employing Alan Pardew the sequel. The same negative tactics, the same lying to the fans, and just general piss-poor management.
We may have gotten rid of Pardew, but Newcastle United still employ the staff Pardew brought to the club. A foreign coach would be a breath of fresh air, and give the club much needed impetus to push on.
Notably, there are no British candidates mentioned, which would effectively rule out any internal candidates, such as Carver, but would also exclude the likes of Steve McClaren and Eddie Howe.
Newcastle United have confirmed that they have terminated the contract of Hatem Ben Arfa with immediate effect. This means that Ben Arfa is now free to talk to any club. A club statement reads:
Newcastle United can today confirm that Hatem Ben Arfa and the Club have reached an agreement to terminate the contract between both parties with immediate effect by mutual consent.Newcastle United wishes Hatem all the best for his future.
Goodbye Hatem. Hopefully you’ll now play for a manager/coach who can get the best out of you. Something you never experienced at Newcastle United. Thanks for the memories.
Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United tenure appears to be coming to an end. What, you mean someone is going to give us real money to take Pardew off our hands? We should be paying them! Don’t tell that to Steve Parrish though – he’s giving us around £2 Million, and we get to give him Alan Pardew.
That noise you hear is a bunch of Newcastle fans having a party. While the Pardew leaving party goes on around us, let’s take a look at some of Alan’s most famous moments during his managerial reign at Newcastle United.
His Premier League Record
Some of Pardew’s Best Moments at NUFC Involve..
- Being the first manager ever to lose four consecutive Tyne Wear derbies
- Only six clubs in English football have scored less goals per game than Newcastle United in 2014
- Yoan Gouffran
- Mike Williamson
- Those set pieces
- Blames the local press for poor run in 2014
- Selling a player on the last day of the January transfer window and then complaining about having no time to sign a replacement
What’s your favourite Alan Pardew moment at Newcastle United?
@Deonysws: My favorite Pardew Moment? Him leaving. Other than that…any of these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M4dbc_OP8Y
@NUFCinnocent: his little penguin dance was my favourite [http://www.highlighthub.com/alan-pardew-dancing-around-on-sideline-gifvine/]
Rumours doing the rounds on social media tonight involve Alan Pardew joining Crystal Palace. Some bookies have even installed Pardew as favourite to succeed Neil Warnock. Pardew’s refusal to answer questions about the Palace job before the game, and not turning up for his post-match press conference after the win against Everton have only fueled speculation about his future.
In Pardew’s place at the post-match press conference was assistant manager John Carver, who was told not to answer any questions about Pardew / Palace by Media Overlord Wendy Taylor.
Apparently there are thousands of Geordies lining up outside of St. James’s to offer Pardew a lift south.
I won’t be surprised if there’s nothing doing on this one. I will however maintain hope for a Christmas miracle.
In 2007, Mike Ashley purchased the combined stakes of John Hall and Douglas Hall, effectively giving him ownership of Newcastle United. Since that time, and the appointment of Alan Pardew, Mike Ashley has continued to be accused of asset stripping the club to make a profit. Backers of Mike Ashley, few though they are, continue to push that the club is now on an even keel. Mike Ashley detractors, who seem to be in the majority, argue that if the club would spend more money on players and do more than just balance the books, the club could push for top five, or even higher.
One of the questions that remains to be answered is just how much has Mike Ashley profited or lost from player transfers alone? [click to continue…]