After a spell in punditry with Sky Sports and a miserable few months in charge of West Brom last season, Alan Pardew has landed himself an unlikely role in football – helping his hometown club Wimbledon find a new manager.
To say this is ironic is an understatement, with Pardew himself having been on the look out for a new job in management ever since he was sacked by the Baggies earlier this year.
The Evening Standard report that he is now involved in an ‘advisory’ role at Wimbledon, helping their search for a new boss. What’s more, ex-Mag Kevin Nolan has now been offered the job – which mustn’t be a coincidence given he was Pardew’s first captain at NUFC.
— Standard Sport (@standardsport) November 28, 2018
Quite how Pardew has kept his credibility in tact is beyond me, especially after a miserable end to his spell at Palace was followed by an even more disastrous stint at the Hawthorns.
He is never popular with fan’s of former clubs so it’s laughable he is helping Wimbledon ‘find the right man’.
Rafa Benitez is a different level both on and off the pitch for us, but I fear it will be managers of Pardew’s ilk who would be next up at NUFC if we still have Ashley in charge come next summer.
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