Alan Pardew’s Contract Clause Revealed

AlanPardew53When Alan Pardew signed an eight year contract it raised more than a few eyebrows.

Mike Ashley has proved himself one for the unexpected but many fans believed that despite the length of the contract, there would undoubtedly be a get-out option for Newcastle United’s owner if things turned sour. It would have been very hard to believe that Ashley would expose himself to a pay-off of six or seven years wages.

Today has brought confirmation/claims that this is the case with the Sunday People revealing that the manager would be entitled to the equivalent of just one year’s wages if he was dismissed.

KITBAG_SALEGimmicks such as announcing eight year contracts are an unnecessary distraction in attempting to portray that the club are setting long-term foundations.

The only way to put down long-term foundations is by actions and that means backing Alan Pardew and Graham Carr’s recommendations in recruiting players to help take the club forward.

Mike Ashley failed Alan Pardew in the summer, there are encouraging signs that the owner has realised that he got it wrong in that transfer window and let’s hope for all of our sakes that we come out of January with a stronger squad, rather than more gimmicks like eight year contracts.

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2 Responses to “Alan Pardew’s Contract Clause Revealed”

  1. Robert Clement

    agreed,maybe the actions of mike and del in the summer that have totaly backfired and let down pards and the fans and the players,maybe,just maybe it could be a turning point for ashley and nufc where he starts to back pards and carrs judgment on what the squad needs and we will see a few decent signings over next few weeks,get cabaye and hba back and really kick on.cant believe the amount of pards bashing seen on some blogs recently,it baffles me,the guy is doing a sterling job under the most unpredictable and tightest owners in the game,using the squad as best he can and im glad most still back him.the groans at marv not starting were absurd,the guy is not consistent yet and offers little defensive help which we need right now,pards was right to keep him until later in game and it worked perfectly.he is managing him well and i believe he is going to start him once he feels he is ready for 90mins,which will be soon

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  2. Jezza

    “Mike Ashley failed Alan Pardew in the summer, there are encouraging signs that the owner has realised that he got it wrong in that transfer window and let’s hope for all of our sakes that we come out of January with a stronger squad”

    I wouldn’t count on it. They might well make a couple of signings but they are only going to spend what they bring in from selling players. Just as in the summer, there will be no net spend. I can’t see us having a stronger side. For example, will signing Loic Remy (no disrespect to the player) but then selling a player who’s scored 11 Premiership goals this season in a struggling side really make us any stronger up front?

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