Former Newcastle United player slams Alan Pardew


Former Newcastle United midfielder Sylvain Marveaux speaks regarding his poor relationship with Alan Pardew at St. James’ Park.

Newcastle United managed to stave off competition from Liverpool to secure the services of Sylvain Marveaux from Rennes in the summer of 2011 but it has to be said that the midfielder was unable to prove his worth at St. James’ Park.

A number of injuries as well as loss of form meant that Marveaux was limited to only 39 Premier League appearances in five seasons and following his struggles in Tyneside, the 30-year-old has finally left the Magpies upon the expiration of his contract.

The midfielder has now joined French Ligue 1 side Lorient and he will most certainly be looking to get his career back on track this season.

Marveaux has recently spoken regarding his ill fated time at Newcastle and has gone on to reveal that he did not enjoy the best of relationships with former Magpies’ manager Alan Pardew, who seemed to be averse to giving him fair opportunities.

Marveaux was quoted saying by France Football, (via the Chronicle), “It allows me to completely turn the page. In terms of game time, game, compared to what I expected, but rather a failure, I had not dreamed of that.

“It’s like that. I did what I could, I also draw some good memories and some experience. I still played in the Premier League. Sure I would have liked it to happen differently.

“There was no good feeling with the coach (Alan Pardew), who immediately chose other options before me. I always had to do more, but it was never enough. I could not really show at Newcastle what I could do. The coach remained for a good time (2010-2015), and it was not in my favor.”