Alan Pardew admits ‘Sack Pardew’ website wasn’t the work of a 9 year old
Whilst Alan Pardew claims he has never seen it himself, he says that a ‘friend’ told him that SackPardew.com was an ‘organised website’ and not just the work of a ‘nine year old’.
The Newcastle manager says that when he was under pressure he stayed with his ‘philosophy’ to see him through.
Speaking to the London Evening Standard Alan Pardew said;
“I have never been into the (SackPardew.com) website.
“When the website started somebody said to me it was quite an organised website. It wasn’t like a nine-year-old on the computer sort of saying, ‘I don’t like Pardew’. It was much more serious than that.”
“You just have to stay with your philosophy and believe what you do is right.”
Any intention by Mike Ashley to sack him?;
“I would never know if there was, there was enough in the background that I had done at the club that made the owner stick with me.
“He made me feel confident and I was confident going into the next period of games when we managed to turn it round.”
The most difficult time of his career;
“It’s certainly been the most difficult time for me in Newcastle.
“The back end of last season spilled over into this season (5 Premier League wins in 10 months) when we sold Yohan Cabaye and did not have a replacement.
“We were a bit unlucky at the start. Against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, we should have won but we lost.
“It looked to our fans that we were in reverse.”
The personal jibes hurt;
“So it was tough and some of the personal jibes were hurtful and you can’t disguise that.
“But you have to be resilient, particularly as a Premier League manager.
“You have to ride the storms.”
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