Below- PAR performances and you’ll be out.
By Adam Tones
Thursday 14 Jul 2011 09:44:00
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The appointment of forty-nine year old Alan Pardew as Newcastle United manage was surprising to say the least. Pardew, who has previously managed Reading, West Ham United, Charlton Athletic and Southampton was appointed Newcastle’s new manager on December 9th 2010. Alan was given a 5 and a half year deal and became Mike Ashley’s sixth manager in just over three and a half years of owning the club. These stats show that if Alan Pardew results are poor and performances are not what Mike is looking for then he’ll struggle to last even a year into his contract. Previous manager Chris Hughton became a fans favourite after sensationally guiding the club  back into the Barclays Premier League at his first attempt, and the Irishman’s sacking did not go down well with the fans. Alan has promised the fans attacking attractive football which the fans crave to watch. Three games into his reign and results and performances have started well with wins against Liverpool and Wigan Athletic but ended up losing to Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City, even though in my opinion we were the better team throughout the whole 90 plus minutes.

Alan Pardew began his managerial career at Reading Football Club in 1998, when he became caretaker manager. After a successful spell in charge he was appointed manager of the club in 1999. Pardew revitalised Readings fortunes after taken over, he changed them from relegation fighters to promotion candidates, unfortunately they were beaten 3-2 to Walsall in the play-off final.  The following season Pardew gained automatic promotion, as well as finishing 4th in the championship a year later. Alan Pardew at the time was known as an exciting up and coming manager.  After qualifying for the play-offs in the championship, he later ended up losing to Wolves.

Alan then moved onto taking the hotseat at Upton park, even though Reading refused permission for them to speak to him. Pardew resigned as manager of Reading to make his point clear to the board he wanted to leave. The two teams eventually came to an agreement and Alan Pardew was appointed manager of the London club. Once again Pardew managed to get to the play off final this time with West Ham, but the club were defeated by Crystal Palace. Eventually he managed to gain promotion with West Ham after his team outplayed Preston North End and gained promotion back to the Premier League. In his first season as a Premier League manager he finished in a respectful 9th place in the league and an appearance in the F.A.Cup Final against Liverpool. The game was end to end from the first minute to the last. In my opinion the 2005-2006 F.A.Cup Final was one of the greats to take place. The game ending 3-3 with Liverpool going on to win on penalties.  The following season was not as good as the previous, West Ham end up crashing out of the UEFA Cup at the first round to Italian side Palermo as well as getting defeated in the League Cup to Chesterfield. On December 11th 2006 West Ham owner at the time Eggert Magnusson decided to end his 3 year reign as manager of the club, by sacking the Wimbledon born gentleman.

The former Crystal Palace midfielder then took over as manager of Charlton Athletic just over two weeks after being sacked by previous employees West Ham United.  At the time in which Pardew took over Charlton on 24th December 2006, the club were in a devastating position, with no confidence or morale in the team. Pardew did manage to improve the sides fortunes but was unable to manage to keep them in the Barclays Premier League resulting in his first ever relegation as a player and manager. After a couple of poor season in the Championship Alan Pardew resigned as manager on November 22nd 2008 by mutual consent.  Southampton came calling for his services in 2009 and Pardew excepted the challenge, mounting a serious promotion challenge after a 10 point deduction but also led ‘The Saints’ too  there first trophy in 34 years beating Carlisle United 4-1 in the Football League Trophy Final at Wembley. 

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