We are going to see a lot more of Alan Pardew once again.

Luckily for Newcastle fans this time he will be on TV and not in the dugout.

Still unemployed after being sacked by Crystal Palace eight months ago, Sky Sports have taken him on as a pundit following the departure of Niall Quinn.

It goes without saying that no doubt he’ll be used a lot on the coverage of Newcastle matches (just as the former Mackem player, Manager, Chairman was), with his usual ability of selective memory when it comes to his past ‘accomplishments’.

Alan Pardew has already said that he is hoping to get a Premier League job when somebody is sacked early on this coming season – but after being the worst manager in all four divisions in 2016, his arrogance/optimism is likely to be way off target.

Alan Pardew speaking to Sky Sports:

“Having just come out of Premier League management after being in it for the last 10 years, I will hopefully be able to provide a little bit of insight for fans of the game.

“I will have no qualms in saying if there is a substitution that has unbalanced a team. But I would rather talk positively if I can.

“I am not coming on air to make life difficult for managers, I am coming on air to give fans an insight into how managers are thinking. That is something I am well versed in, particularly when managers come under pressure.

“I have tried to use the time (after being sacked) in a constructive way by looking at other sports. I spent a bit of time with England’s rugby union team and various Formula One teams looking at different things.

“It is just a case of taking little notes about how they do things and how to construct targets because everyone has different ideas about how it should be done.

“I will probably watch more as a pundit than I did as a manager because you need some rest time when you are in management.

“You definitely have to switch off at times because you need to be ready at 7am the next day. So I will see more football and it will give me a good feel of how the Premier League is evolving because it evolves every year.

“The tactics are always changing, for example. There is a lot more three at the back right now. Teams have always tried it but now they are setting up to play that way all season.

“We might have six or seven teams going with that style and I don’t think all of them are going to get it right. So you can bet your life there are going to be some tactical changes.

“This is the best seat that I could possibly have.”

  • Jimblag23

    i don’t know whether I want a manager sacked so he gets a job or whether he’ll be less annoying as a pundit. Either way I don’t know what Sky are doing, then again they already have a fair share of morons so he’ll fit in.
    When he talks about critiquing substitutions, he couldn’t be less qualified.

  • Paul Patterson

    “The tactics are always changing”.
    Well that’s you f****d then..

  • Wor Lass

    He`s made a fair living out of the game – I wonder if it`s all gone to Betfred? Trouble is, we`re going to have people harping on about him every week now. I`m sure the legendary Michael Caine from the Chronicle site would have labelled him “the worst pundit on any channel in the world”!

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Slippery when dry is that Scumbag

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    We drove him out with our unreasonable expectations, remember? Not far enough apparently…

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      course we did, it had nowt to do with Palace trebling his salary

  • 1957

    Him and Graeme Sourface will be a real dream team on sky, both legends of management (in their own minds)

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    I know what most fans think of Pardew and I was one of them at the time he was here.
    I do now feel an element of sympathy with him in the fact it doesn’t matter who is at the helm of Newcastle United all will ultimately fail because of Mike Ashley’s involvement.
    The crazy thing about it is Pardew might end up being the manager who got the highest finish in The Premier League for Newcastle under the fetid reign of “Jabba The Gut” !

    When all the smoke clears and fatty waddles his way back down south after accepting a crazy offer from someone in the future, Pardew could well turn out to be the most successful manager in that very dark period.

  • Steve Pearce

    Who gives a flying Donald Duck what Pondspew has to say. At least the Great Minge Headed Idiot has gone off to Edinburgh to exercise his delusions with the Jambos – so maybe he wants a toilet cleaner…..

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  • Leazes Ender

    I can’t understand why someone with his poor grasp of language has been given a job commentating…… its a strange world.

    Who will tell him what to say now that he’s free from Wendy Taylor and Keith Bishop?

  • MadMag83

    The best seat for him would be the electric chair.