Pardew didn’t deserve to sacked because of the headbutt

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Could Pardew’s ban convince Ashley that Newcastle could do without?

Date: 15th March 2014 at 9:55am
Written by Chris Knight

In the aftermath of that headbutt, many fans, ex-footballers and pundits took to various platforms to express the view that Alan Pardew's position as manager of Newcastle United has become untenable. With a seven match ban and fines totalling £160,000, Pardew has retained his position at the Magpies despite the intense media scrutiny. But could this latest incident convince Newcastle owner Mike Ashley that the club could do without such a controversial manager? Match of the Day host Gary Lineker tweeted that it was "inexcusable for a manager." Graeme Souness stated that Pardew had committed a "sackable offence." The headbutt on David Meyler was just the latest in a long line of indiscretions that Pardew has committed on the touchline. After this latest incident, many have quite rightly asked how the Newcastle manager can maintain the respect of his players and discipline them in future. For example, Loic Remy's recent dismissal at ... Read More


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