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Claims Of Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew ‘Stand-Off’

7 years ago

Claims have emerged today which allege there is a stand-off between Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew.

With the Newcastle owner said to have been considering sacking his manager before the Southampton match but holding off as he expected Pardew to resign instead.

The reports have come from ex-Sky journalist Graeme Bailey who has now moved over to work for Goal UK.

Fans perceive the situation between owner and manager in two main ways; with many supporters believing Ashley won’t sack Pardew because he’ll have to give him a big pay-off, whilst others think that the owner is more than happy to keep his manager there no matter what the results – just so long as Pardew does as he’s told.

These comments from Graeme Bailey appear to be supporting the view that Ashley may be holding back from the sacking option due to a potential compensation issue;

“Ashley was up for sacking him all last week, but he thought Pardew would quit – very much a stand-off at the moment.”

“The fact Alan Pardew won’t quit means he is set to be in charge of Newcastle this weekend – Mike Ashley hoping he will resign.”

Yesterday Sky reported that their ‘sources’ had told them it was ‘[intlink id=”47422″ type=”post”]business as usual\'[/intlink] and Alan Pardew would be in charge on Saturday for the match against Hull.

Anything other than a win though and surely the pressure will be too much for the manager, though who knows at this football club.


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