Alan Pardew Set To Remain As Newcastle United Managerby Sean Raymond / 15 May 2014, 09:55Tweet
Reports have emerged in the last 24 hours that Alan Pardew will remain as Newcastle United Manager for the start of next season. There had been growing speculation that Pardew was on his last legs on Tyneside but those rumours appear to have been put to bed, for the time being at least. The club have scotched rumours that St Etienne coach, Christophe Galtier, had been lined up for the hot-seat at Newcastle with Pardew enduring a torrid end to the campaign.
Unrest has been growing among the fans for some time now with Pardew overseeing a woeful end of the season with the Magpies losing seven of their last eight league games. That run saw them slip to 10th in the Premier League table and coincided with the sale of Yoan Cabaye to PSG in the January transfer window. Very few new players have arrived at St James Park over the past 18 months on a permanent basis and owner Mike Ashley is also coming under increasing pressure from angry fans.
The Newcastle supporters were very vocal in their anger at both Pardew and Ashley during the clubs final League game away at Liverpool with the fans clearly eager for both of them to leave the club. Those calls appear to have fallen on deaf ears though with both now set to stay for the foreseeable future into next season.
It was a woeful campaign overall for Alan Pardew with his seven match ban for a head-butt on David Meyler the icing on the cake. It was the latest in a long line of misdemeanour's from Pardew who took over Chris Hughton as Newcastle Manager back in 2010. He was awarded an eight-year- contract not long after but it would be a major surprise if the former Southampton gaffer made it to the end of that extraordinary deal
The Next Newcastle United Manger Betting has been active for sometime now in anticipation of Pardew leaving with a number of interesting names being talked about. The aforementioned Christophe Galtier is one of the market leaders as is Tony Pulis who has worked wonders at Crystal Palace, although his style of play is unlikely to be welcomed by the faithful up on Tyneside.