It looked all smiles for Pardew until he had a fallout with Mike Ashley over the clubs transfer budget
Earlier today it was announced that after a "bust up" between Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew the recently hired Newcastle manager has stepped down form his position at the helm of Newcastle United. This has come as a shock to everyone after everything had finally began to become settled after Ashley's previous decision to sack Chris Hughton for no apparent reason. This will most likely stir up the fans once again not only because he has forced another manager out but also appears to have gone back on his words that all of the £35million which was paid for Andy Carroll would be put back into the team.
Rumors have already begun to surface about who will be Alan's replacement at the helm. It appears that the leader of the pack to become Newcastles 3rd manager in as many weeks is to be John Barnes. We managed to catch a quick interview with Mr Barnes as he left St James's Park earlier today.
You know it's always going to be a tough decision when your given such an offer. I've said to Mike my grounds and he's told me his. I hope that the fans get what the deserve and that's a manager who can avoid the damnation which appears to be commonly appointed by Mike.Reporter said:So John what the current status of you taking over as the manager of Newcastle United?
I haven't mentioned anything that should give you the idea that i'm trying to claiming the job. Mike's approached me and he's said i'm the guy he wants. The only thing that could stop me from becoming manager is if he doesn't promise me the funds i have requested.Reporter said:Surely saying such accusations can only harm your attempt to claim the job?
So is John Barnes the man next to take over the cursed Job as Newcastle United manager?
For those of you whoare wondering what happened to my Norwich story. I got a new laptop and i never bothered to move my old saves over. So im starting this one instead.
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Barnes puts pen to paper
Earlier today it was announced that the official replacement for Alan Pardew was going to be John Barnes. Barnes had been the sturn favorite to take the job after it was announced that Mike Ashley only wanted one man for the job. He also announced that new manager Barnes would have £30million to spend on strengthening the squad. Mike Ashley also stated the reason for £5million being taken from the budget was used to finish the signing of young Hatem Ben-Arfa on a permanent deal. So the fans cannot feel to hard done by. Barnes will be put straight into the deep end when he faces a strong Newcastle Reserve side.