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Pardew Offer To Resign? – You’re Having A Laugh

8 years ago

A lot of things confused me on Monday night, the main one being exactly why I had bothered making the effort to travel to Goodison on Monday night.

That first half was an absolute disgrace and reflected badly on everybody associated with putting that team out on the pitch, not just the ones involved in the clueless defending.

The second half did your head in just as much because while Newcastle performed a lot better, more than that it told us that actually Everton weren’t really that good and United had simply gifted the match in that opening thirty odd minutes.

After the match things got no better with the manager’s typical rambling defence of the indefensible, yet again.

Even worse were the following rumours of Alan Pardew allegedly offering to resign.

How anybody thinks that that has any basis of truth is beyond me.

Here we have a man who was universally acclaimed as the manager of the year less than two years ago.

A manager who then made public statements about the positions he would strengthen to build on the fifth top finish and thus establish Newcastle’s position as a top six club.

Only for his boss to totally undermine him by not giving Alan Pardew a penny extra to spend on the squad, instead having a clearout of squad players which paid for Vurnon Anita.

If you are ever going to resign then surely it has to be when you have been voted top manager only for the owner of the club to take the mick and make you look a fool, as well as making it a racing certainty that your team was going to fail the following season.

If Alan Pardew had walked then, it would have been a foregone conclusion that a queue of clubs would have been eager to take him on.

Now? Now, numerous humiliations later, including especially the appointment of Joe Kinnear that even proved too much for Derek Llambias. Alan Pardew is stuck in a situation and to a large extent ‘has made his bed’ and better get used to lying in it. I doubt very much now that it would be  a Premier League club knocking on his door if he left and while any pay-off would never be all of his remaining contract, I certainly couldn’t see him walking out and forgoing a year’s wages or whatever he is entitled to.

So until Mike Ashley presses the button and appoints Joe Kinnnear in Pardew’s place, we are United with our manager, for better or worse.


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