Newcastle fans desperate for Alan Pardew to get Sunderland job

According to reports in the Daily Star, former Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew could be appointed as the new Sunderland manager if Tony Adams and his consortium complete their takeover at the Stadium of Light.

The Daily Star says that the consortium are lining up an £80m bid for the Mackems, and they believe Pardew is the right man to take them back to the Premier League following their relegation to the Championship after David Moyes quit last month.

Pardew spent four years with the Magpies between 2010 and 2014 – where he had a rocky relationship with the fans – and his last job came in the Premier League with Crystal Palace, where he was sacked in December.

Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say on the rumours via social media, with many understandably delighted at the prospect of a man that proved to be an unpopular figure at St James’ Park taking the reins at their arch-rivals.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…