Alan Pardew has once again twisted the knife into Newcastle fans after a match with about as much class as…well, Alan Pardew!

Speaking after the final whistle, Pardew was asked about the credentials of his former assistant.

Surely the former United boss must have had his tongue firmly in cheek when he said;

“I think John (Carver) has the credentials to be a Premier League manager.

“I see other Premier League managers and John has the qualities.

“He has conducted himself superbly.”

The love-in between the pair of them, both before and after last night’s game, has almost been more painful than having to sit through that 90 minutes of rubbish of football they both treated us to. I definitely think that, just like Mike Ashley, Alan Pardew gets some sadistic pleasure in winding the Newcastle fans up even further.

I don’t know which other managers Pardew is seeing who resemble Carver – Wenger? Mourinho? Himself…?

As for our new head coach conducting himself superbly, I’d love to know what that has entailed?

I would have to agree, if conducting superbly means talking rubbish to cover himself and the shoddy club hierarchy he is also attempting to look after as well.

I don’t want Alan Pardew back and the fact that Carver clearly has him as a reference tells us all we need to know.