Pardew Cut In Betting To Become Next Newcastle United Managerby Jack Kitson / 07 December 2010, 11:45Tweet
It has been less than 24 hours since Chris Hughton was sacked as Manager of Newcastle United and there has already been a plethora of Managers linked to the hot-seat on Tyneside, the latest name who appears to be jumping to the front of the queue is Alan Pardew whose odds have been slashed by the bookmakers. Overnight it was assumed that Martin Jol was the front runner after quitting his job at Ajax, but there have been rumours circulating that Pardew is another name on the shortlist and punters have been quick to get stuck into him this morning making him the favourite in the market.
Pardew would be an interesting choice for Newcastle as he did have some success down on the south coast with Southampton in League One, fans of Charlton and West Ham will tell you though that his methods have not always proved successful in the Premier League and that would be a worry for the Toon Army. Pardew is a relatively young Manager whilst also having a good amount of experience which will stand his favour, while he would no doubt jump at the chance to return to the top flight with Newcastle if approached. The former Southampton Manager is sure to be on the shortlist and as the Next Newcastle Manager Odds suggest he is a live contender at the moment, he would offer an attractive cheaper option as he is without a club at the moment making him a viable choice.
Martin Jol as the Sack Race reported yesterday remains an interesting contender after he left his post at Ajax, we know that the former Spurs Manager would relish a chance to return to England and that coupled with his experience makes him hard to ignore. He would be a more popular choice with the fans than Pardew while his knowledge of European football should stand the club in good stead as they look to make moves up the table through the remainder of the season. Whoever does take the job at St James Park will need to be happy working under Mike Ashley who seems to have shot himself in the foot over the sacking of Chris Hughton, the new Manager will know that success essential with mid-table clearly not good enough for a team that were playing in the Championship last season.