In his recent interview on Radio Newcastle’s “Total Sport,” Alan Pardew informed listeners of the show that like figures such as Kevin Keegan before him, he is now “almost an adopted Geordie, trust me.”
In the same interview, he also reassured all the Geordies who have taken him to their hearts that he still has seven years left of his eight year contract which he intends to see out, and that he won’t let Joe Kinnear or anyone else “tread on his toes” or intefere with the club’s style of play.
When asked if Joe Kinnear’s appointment helped or hindered his cause (whatever that means), the Silver Supremo answered:
“I’m almost an adopted Geordie, trust me and on my travels I’ve seen many fans this summer and they’ve all relayed to me that they really want us to do better than last year and I do as well.
“My message to them really and truly is that I’ve got a seven year contract left to manage this football club and I’m gonna manage it to the best of my ability and I hope that what we wish for is what I can deliver.”
So, I just thought I would hold a little poll on here to find out how much truth there is in Pardew’s claim.
What do you think? Do you see Pardew as “almost an adopted Geordie?” or is he just talking out of his backside again?