Alan Pardew never expected eight-year contract at Newcastle United

Pardew 'shocked' by new deal
© PA Photos
Alan Pardew says that he was 'in shock' when Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley offered him a new eight-year deal at the club.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has revealed that he was 'shocked' to be offered an eight-year contract at the Sports Direct Arena.

The former Southampton boss put pen to paper on the long-term deal yesterday after owner Mike Ashley expressed his desire for longevity at the North East club.

"When it was first suggested to me by Mike, I was in a bit of shock myself," the Shields Gazette quotes Pardew as saying.

"Trying to foresee what will happen in the next eight years is difficult. But this is probably the best chance I've got of winning a trophy and that's what I want to do. I've got a great opportunity to do that at this club."

Pardew's coaching staff including John Carver, Steve Stone and Andy Woodman were all offered eight-year deals.

Alan Pardew
Read Next:
Pardew pens eight-year deal
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
3Chelsea24155445162950
4Liverpool23138254282647
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
6Arsenal24126645311442
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
8Burnley249781921-234
9Everton2477102639-1328
10Watford2475123344-1126
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
12Bournemouth2467112536-1125
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
18Southampton24410102435-1122
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand