Pardew rules himself out of England frame

No England for Pardew
English football turned into a game of two halves yesterday when Harry Redknapp was acquitted of all charges against him involving tax evasion.

Later that evening the resignation of Fabio Capello was announced, leaving English international football in a state of disarray.

Harry Redknapp has long been touted as a replacement for Fabio Capello, but recently Alan Pardew has emerged as a potential candidate for the England job. However with the vacancy now confirmed, Pardew spoke earlier today and ruled himself out of the running for the next England manager.

Magpie supporters can breathe a huge sigh of relief at this news as Pardew has done a tremendous job at Newcastle United and has seen this seasons campaign go from strength to strength.

Pardew spoke to reporters and said: “Firstly, as an Englishman, I’m proud to be in that sort of frame, but it’s not for me and I’ll make that quite clear, I’m not even in the running as far as I’m concerned.”

He added “I do want it to go to an Englishman, just on a personal level,” Pardew said. “That’s important this time. I really, really hope Harry and Spurs and everybody sorts themselves out and can do it in a manner that it works for everybody.”

With the upcoming fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening, this may be the perfect time to face the London club with rumours surfacing in regards to the future of their manager, Harry Redknapp. Pardew will hope to employ his best team against a Spurs side who sit third in the table. A victory over them would place more distance between us and Arsenal and Liverpool respectively.

The fixture will be one of interesting prospects, both teams have upset the balance of the top teams this season and have shown that the traditional top teams can be broken up by teams such as Tottenham and Newcastle.

There is no doubt that this will be a tough test for Alan Pardew’s side, the corresponding fixture at St. James’ Park earlier on in the season saw a 2-2 draw between the sides. With the likes of Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse in the ranks of the Newcastle team, Newcastle have a much more menacing attack threat than they did last time.

The game is broadcast live on ESPN with a 17:30 kick off and certainly looks to be a very exciting fixture in prospect.

About Zoë Vicarage

A lifelong Newcastle fan. Currently exiled in Sunderland studying Sports Journalism at the University of Sunderland Follow me on Twitter: @ZoeVicarage

99 thoughts on “Pardew rules himself out of England frame

    yeah i rember that lmao 😆 made a right monkey out the scotish defender dint he 😆


  2. yeah and i think what made it better was gazza was playing for rangers at the time and the defender – hendry i think – was the one he beat and he played for rangers too at that point. sheer class man.


  3. or how about that goal that shearer scored in the FA cup semi final against spurs at old trafford to send us to wembley. The camera shot to ruud guillet and the dug out and they were all going mental, jumping everywhere. golden momments..
    There is an idea for a thread toonsy… some of those magical momments man, not just us but in footy…like beckhams last minute free kick against greece to see us through to the world cup or we were out. stunning shit man.


    some not so good as well still rember keegan hanging over the dugout at liverpool that was the moment i knew we were ganna lose the title race 😥


  5. aye man, or shearer knacking his leg in a pre season torny at stamford bridge ffs..but then there was rob lees header against chelski in fa cup final, the most powerful header i think i have ever seen, ok, i know we lost the game, but still, it was a great goal.


  6. gazza got booked and could not play if england had reached the final gary telling the england bench to get him off and the camera switched to gazzas face who was in tears


  7. yeah, great.. now that was when the england team had passion, i was proud to scream for my team then.. now look at the sorry sack of wankas… i hate bthe england team now. its very fibre is rotten to the core.


    still rember how gutted i was when we lost the fa cup final to liverpool in 1974 👿 showing me age now dam geting old 😆


  9. Boys – it was Italia 90 – closest and best chance we ever had of winning the world cup since 66
    and the best tournament of my time


  10. ah now you got me thinking, you could be right on that one. how about france 98 when they brought on a 17 year old michael owen as a sub against the argies and the whole world went ‘ my god, who the fuk is that kid!’


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