Eight months on from his sacking at Crystal Palace, former NUFC boss Alan Pardew has landed an alternative new job back in football, with Sky Sports confirming that the 56-year old will join their team of pundits for the 2017/18 season Premier League season.
Pardew made some appearances towards the end of last season for Sky Sports and is believed to have been assessing managerial offers in the UK and abroad, but will instead spend the season analysing events in the Premier League.
Here’s what he’s had to say following the announcement of his new role:
“Having just come out of Premier League management after being in it for the last 10 years, I will hopefully be able to provide a little bit of insight for fans of the game,”
“I will have no qualms in saying if there is a substitution that has unbalanced a team. But I would rather talk positively if I can.
“I am not coming on air to make life difficult for managers, I am coming on air to give fans an insight into how managers are thinking.
“That is something I am well versed in, particularly when managers come under pressure.”
Former Sunderland striker Niall Quinn was relieved of his duties by Sky last week and it appears they have been quick to replace him with Pardew – a man who certainly does enjoy the sound of his own voice.
Here’s hoping he doesn’t go on to drop any more clangers like this one during a punditry appearance on Match of the Day in 2009: