Alan Pardew In Line For Another ‘Award’
While Newcastle United look as far as ever away from putting silverware in the trophy cabinet, Alan Pardew could be following up last season’s manager of the year award with a slightly different achievement.
There has been much speculation as to Pardew’s position but a combination of safety confirmed last Sunday, various press reports and Mike Ashley’s visit to the training ground yesterday, point very much to the manager continuing next season.
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The answer surprisingly is possibly none! Yes, Alan Pardew could be the longest serving manager at his particular club in terms of Premier League seasons.
Obviously Sir Alex Ferguson (27 seasons) and David Moyes (11 seasons) were way ahead but with retirement and Moyes’ move to Old Trafford we can cross those two off the list.
Then with Martinez (4 seasons) taking Wigan down, it only leaves us with Wenger (17 seasons) and Pulis (7 seasons) ahead of Alan Pardew’s two and a half!
At worst Alan Pardew will be the third longest serving in terms of at the same Premier League club but there have been strong rumours of PSG interest in Wenger and that Pulis and Stoke may at last have had enough of each other.
The discussion around Alan Pardew’s position at St.James’ Park has involved much use of the word ‘stability’. That isn’t a word you would really associate with the Premier League at this moment in time.
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