Alan Pardew has been touting himself about for a job once again.

The former Newcastle United manager/stooge, saying he hopes to get a job soon when somebody gets sacked from a struggling Premier League side in the coming season.

It is surely irony upon irony that there are two Premier League clubs currently looking for new managers BUT Alan Pardew has already been sacked by them both in the past!

Exactly which club he thinks he potentially has a chance of, would be interesting to know.

Having proved himself the worst manager across all four divisions and 92 clubs in 2016 before he was belatedly sacked by Crystal Palace, Pardew must be clinging onto the belief that along with the likes of Bruce, Allardyce and other failed English managers, if you hang around long enough you will get yet another chance you don’t deserve.

Alan Pardew talking to Sky Sports:

“As a manager, you have to wait for that phone call to come and then you have to make a decision whether the project is going to be right.

“You don’t want people to get the sack…but unfortunately when you’re out of work, you have to keep an eye on things and see where the course is going.

“It will be a big year for the Premier League this year. There’s big money in it, so it has to be spent wisely.

“People will be looking and there will be mistakes made so hopefully I can come and help when that happens. There are a couple of people I’ve spoken to but nothing just as yet.”

Alan Pardew then talking about the need to properly prepare for a new season, saying Southampton and Palace will be looking to fill their vacancies ASAP:

“Both of those clubs (Crystal Palace and Southampton) will be looking to secure their managers very quickly, if not the next week or so. Those plans (for the new season) are really extensive now.

“Pre-season programmes are scientifically based and you need to get it all narrowed down. It’s very important the manager is leading that.

“In Rafa Benitez they (Newcastle) have got a very experienced manager. He knows the world market so you would like to think he will do well in the transfers.

“For the (Newcastle) fans, it’s where they belong. They don’t belong anywhere else. They got out of it last year and managed to win it right at the end which was brilliant.

“They need that momentum now to carry into the Premier League. I think they will do well.”