Alan Pardew appointed as Newcastle coach

Posted on by SoccerPunter

Former West Ham boss Alan Pardew was on Thursday appointed the new coach of Newcastle, the Premier League club announced.

Pardew succeeds Chris Hughton, who was sacked on Monday in the wake of last weekend’s 3-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion which left the Magpies in 11th place in the table, four points above the relegation zone.

Pardew’s first match in charge is a home fixture against Liverpool on Saturday.

The 49-year-old was the bookmakers’ favourite to take over the St James’ Park hotseat and he becomes Newcastle’s ninth permanent manager in the last six years.

Hughton, 51, was axed by owner Mike Ashley despite having led the north-east outfit to promotion from the second-tier Championship last season.

As well as West Ham, where he guided them to the 2006 FA Cup final, Pardew has also been in charge of Reading, Charlton and Southampton.

Ashley has made it clear Pardew will have to do without funds for expensive new signings, having called a halt to major spending on players 18 months ago.

Nevertheless, Pardew said: “I am honoured and privileged to have been given this opportunity at Newcastle United, one of the truly great clubs in English football.

“I understand what this club means to its supporters. Throughout the football world people recognise that this is a unique club in many ways, with supporters who are second to none in their loyalty, passion and devotion for the team.

“I’m not a Geordie, of course, but I’m a football person with a love of the game and I can assure you I bring great drive, desire and commitment to the job,” he added.

Pardew paid tribute to the work Hughton had done in reviving Newcastle, currently a respectable 12th in the Premier League.

“Chris Hughton did a great job last season, guiding the club back to the Premier League, and he continued that good work this season.

“It is my aim to build on that now and take this club forward.

“I have always managed teams that have played attacking positive football, something I know the supporters here appreciate.

“At the same time, I intend to focus on developing exciting young players through the club’s excellent Academy and development squad, and I know the board here at St James’ Park are very committed to that too.

“I can’t wait to get started, and what better way to kick-off than welcoming Liverpool to St James’ Park on Saturday?”

The Magpies have taken just two points from their last 15, a run that does though include a creditable 1-1 draw with Chelsea at St James’ last time out.

But they have not won since beating leaders Arsenal 1-0 on on November 7, which came a week after they thrashed local rivals Sunderland 5-1.

Despite their reputation as one of the ‘big’ clubs, it is more than 40 years since Newcastle won a major trophy – the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, a forerunner of the Europa League.

And the wait for domestic success has been even longer, with the last of Newcastle’s six FA Cup triumphs coming in 1955 while it is 83 years since they were last crowned champions of England.

Be the first to comment:

Write a detailed comment of at least 350 characters to earn a reward point.
Results and Fixtures

Top Soccer Tipsters
Today Predictions in Tipsters Competition
Unknown frankboobier posts a In-Play Over/Under - 1st Half tip on Metropolitanos vs Athletico PR
17 minutes ago
Unknown frankboobier posts a In-Play Over/Under - 1st Half tip on Bragantino vs Emelec
21 minutes ago
Unknown frankboobier posts a In-Play Over/Under - 1st Half tip on Santos vs Boca Juniors
23 minutes ago
Unknown frankboobier posts a In-Play 1X2 tip on The Strongest vs Barcelona Guayaquil
25 minutes ago
Unknown luzimarsnt posts a In-Play Over / Under tip on The Strongest vs Barcelona Guayaquil
27 minutes ago
Unknown luzimarsnt posts a In-Play Over / Under tip on The Strongest vs Barcelona Guayaquil
27 minutes ago
Unknown luzimarsnt posts a In-Play Over/Under - 1st Half tip on The Strongest vs Barcelona Guayaquil
29 minutes ago
Unknown luzimarsnt posts a In-Play Over/Under - 1st Half tip on The Strongest vs Barcelona Guayaquil
29 minutes ago
Unknown luzimarsnt posts a In-Play 1X2 tip on The Strongest vs Barcelona Guayaquil
30 minutes ago
Unknown luzimarsnt posts a In-Play 1X2 tip on The Strongest vs Barcelona Guayaquil
31 minutes ago
Superior H2H Statistics
H2H Home Team Advantage
H2H Away Team Advantage
Top Football Clubs
Worst Football Clubs
Top Draw Teams
Teams Home Win 100%
Good Home Teams
Poor Away Teams
Platinum Membership Testimonial

Top Singles Tipsters
In-Form Tipsters
Out of Form Tipsters
Tipsters Competition
Tipsters Competition Review
Membership
Soccer Predictions
Soccer Tips
 

Be a fan of our Twitter and Facebook Page
Soccer Analysis
Arbitrage

Arbitrage Picks

Arbitrage is an effective way to make guaranteed profits without losing your money.

Soccer Statistics H2H

Soccer Statistics

Analyze soccer matches, inclusive of past results, head to head stats, today match fixtures, live soccer odds, players and team form.

Livescore

Livescore

Check the latest and fastest live score results for all football matches. Know who are the goalscorers, yellow card and red card offenders.

Soccer Bet Help
Pick a Country or Region

Get the listings of soccer leagues and competitions for each region, including past seasons results and football statistics.

Match Preview and News

Copyright © 2002-2020 SoccerPunter Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved.