Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

United Need Boss Who Understands Passion of Geordies

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

United Need Boss Who Understands Passion of Geordies

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Byline: Like us on Facebook facebook.com/newcastlechronicle Mick QUINN Follow us on Twitter @EveningChron

ALAN PARDEW has left the building, it would seem - and I for one won't be losing any sleep over it.

Pardew has done an OK job at Newcastle United, that's the best way I can put it.

This certainly isn't good riddance from me - far from it, I just think that the time is right for a change.

He has been working under tough circumstances but, for me, I started to lose respect over it when he suggested that the fans were to blame for urging the team to push on for more goals in the 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace.

I think a lot of people lost patience at that stage but, given the poor run since Yohan Cabaye was sold, and the fact United only really started winning again properly this October, it has been a poor year all round.

That said, I have never been part of the hate campaign or the "Pardew out" mob because I did find that all a bit crazy.

A manager should be judged on nothing but results and, sadly, Alan checks out having lost more times than he's won.

That's the only statistic that really troubles me for any United manager.

Now I hope that the club act sensibly and bring in somebody who loves the club.

I'd like to think it won't be a case of the old pals act again from Mike Ashley and we see another associate of his coming to run our club.

I'd like to see somebody with the right credentials and somebody who understands the place and what a match day at St James' Park is all about.

Let's be honest, like me, you'd probably walk from London up to Barrack Road on your hands and knees to do a job like that.

But I hope we see somebody with passion for the job.

Steve Bruce perhaps? Or should John Carver be given a crack as number one on his own? Carver has Steve Stone and Peter Beardsley around him, and a Geordie combination works for me. …

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