Alan Pardew was in Atlanta on Saturday night.
Atlanta United) were hosting the MLS Cup final against Portland Timbers, a game which is the final one for Tata Martino.
The Head Coach/Manager is leaving the club now and is widely tipped to get the top job managing the Mexico national side.
Atlanta United won last night’s final 2-0, with Newcastle target Miguel Almiron helping to create the second goal.
Ahead of the match though, CBS Sports reporter Roger Gonzalez revealed he had been speaking to Alan Pardew.
Former Argentina national team coach Jorge Sampaoli has been widely touted to be the new boss but Pardew has now appeared to put himself into the mix for the job.
CBS Sports reporter Roger Gonzalez:
“Another name to keep an eye on for Atlanta United coaching search is Alan Pardew.
“He’s in Atlanta.
“I asked him if he was here to meet with the club, and let’s just say he didn’t deny it.
“Will be at the game tonight.”
Atlanta United fans haven’t taken this news/report too well…:
‘Please no. Dear God no.’
‘Noooooooooooo!!! Wrong coach!’
‘That’s really not good.’
‘Condolences.’ (From a West Brom fan)
‘Wouldn’t wish him on anyone.’
‘Oh my god get Almiron out of there or he will be pardewed just like Ben Arfa! God help you guys!’
‘After the positives of Rooney/Zlatan etc.., this could set you (soccer) back a few years…..’
‘A thousand times, no. Stay tf out of our club.’
‘If would make as much sense as Berhalter the coach of the USMNT team.’
‘R.i.p atlanta united.’
‘Do not want! Give me Sampaoli!!’
‘That’s not good news.’
‘6 month from now. The Atlanta players will be stealing taxis.’
‘Atlanta avoid please. Tata has given Atlanta an identity, stick to what he taught you.’
‘He’s an utter disgrace.’
‘What an incredibly dumb move that would be.’