Alan Pardew and John Carver have been reunited today, with the pair confirmed as West Brom’s manager and assistant respectively – however Pardew’s comments in his opening press conference make quite amusing reading for us NUFC fans.
The former NUFC boss has gone on to explain why he has a ‘history of delivering’, also justifying why he and John Carver will make such a great team together at The Hawthorns.
Here’s the first snippet from his first press conference as West Brom boss today, where he begins with a typically arrogant assessment of his credentials as a Premier League manager:
“Experience is important. I average 1.3 points per game. We have a history of delivering. I took Palace from relegation to 10th. These things have to be taken into account.”
He might have a new goatee, but Pardew still absolutely loves himself..
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) November 29, 2017
He may have a history of delivering for a few months, but is he forgetting how it all ended in tears at Newcastle and Palace, via HIS doing. He was sacked from his last two clubs for setting records for all the wrong reasons. These things have to be taken into account, Alan.
Pards then turned his attentions to John Carver (also knows as ‘the best manager in the Premier League), where he went on to reveal just why he will be the ideal assistant manager for him at West Brom:
“In his managerial experience at Newcastle, John Carver understood what it’s like as a manager.
“We both coach, we can bring good experience and good game plans to this group.
“John has a manner around the training ground that I and the players respect.
“John has been a brilliant assistant manager. He has a good understanding of the pressures I will come under.
Good game plans? He was notorious for never having a plan B at NUFC for a start..
And finally, after stating the obvious, Alan gives himself another pat on the back for safe measure, explaining what sort of football he plans to deliver at West Brom:
“The most important fact is to win games. My best teams play on the front foot and try and put teams under pressure. That’s what I will deliver here at West Bromwich Albion.”
If football matches were won on a managers arrogance, West Brom will be on for the treble with Pardew before long.
Some quite incredible comments from a man whose last spell in management saw his side collect less points in 2016 than ANY other side in England’s top four divisions!