Newcastle targeting stability

Newcastle manager Alan PardewNewcastle managing director Derek Llambias says that the club is fully committed to achieving stability.

The Magpies awarded manager Alan Pardew, and members of his backroom staff, eight-year contracts recently, with the ex-Southampton boss having kept the club safely in the Premier League after promotion.

He hopes that this move will allow the North East outfit to enter a period of steadiness, after decades of managerial upheaval and inconsistent performances on the pitch.

No Newcastle manager in recent history has made it past the five-year mark, with Kevin Keegan and Bobby Robson both names on an illustrious list.

But, Llambias believes that this trend is thing of the past and that the supporters can get used a great deal of consistency in which the club is run off of the field:

“The club has never had stability. It needs it.” He told The Chronicle.

“This is too big a club not to have stability.

“Do we want to find ourselves in a situation when we have a manager for 15 or 20 years? Absolutely.

“If the manager works, we work. You cannot get any better than that.

“Stability is a big thing for us.”

Llambias went on to celebrate the work of the club’s coaching and scouting staff, who have been responsible for a number of successful deals in recent times, saying that their presence is also key in moving Newcastle forward:

“We went through the managers and the coaches, giving them long-term deals, and fundamentally that’s what we want to do.

“You can work through our backroom team, from masseur all the way through, and they all have stability.”

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