28 Sep 2012

Pardew gets an 8-year-deal at Newcastle

5:54 am on 28 September 2012

The English football club Newcastle has given its manager Alan Pardew an 8-year contract.

Newcastle is looking to emulate the likes of Premier League rivals Manchester United and Arsenal who have both stuck by Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger respectively.

Newcastle believe the 51-year-old Pardew is the man to end the north-east club's now 43-year wait for a major trophy.

Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias says stability gives you the basis to achieve and they're looking to build on the success they had last season.

Former Reading, West Ham, Charlton and Southampton boss Pardew replaced the sacked Chris Hughton, who had taken the Magpies back into English football's top flight, on a five-year deal in December 2010.

Pardew kept Newcastle in the Premier League in his first season and then led them to an impressive fifth place finish last term, as they just missed out on a place in the Champions League.