Alan Pardew compares management to assembling Ikea furniture

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew compares his management techniques to assembling Ikea furniture.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has compared his management style to building Ikea furniture.

Pardew has bounced back from calls for him to be sacked, with impressive wins over Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City and Manchester City.

"It's like Ikea furniture packs. You can't get to the end; you've got to do all the little bits to get there, and it takes time," the 53-year-old told BBC Sport.

"I've done a few because my wife's Swedish. You've got to box it down. It's about doing that little bit first, and if you get that wrong, the second bit doesn't work. If you get the second bit wrong, the third bit definitely isn't working.

"If you're in the coaching or managerial world, you actually segment it down. We've put some blocks in place that now gives us some sort of thing to hinge on to."

Pardew has also recently compared his side to Andy Murray, pointing out the similarities in grinding out wins and gaining momentum.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew gives instructions during his side's friendly with Real Sociedad on August 10, 2014
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