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Pardew bemoans agents as he tries to keep players at Newcastle.

January 14th, 2011 | 48 Comments |

Pardew: Not a big fan of middlemen it seems.
Pardew: Not a big fan of middlemen it seems.
Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew has been giving an insight into the difficulties he faces keeping players at a club as football agents become an ever bigger part of the game.

Speaking in an interview with the BBC’s “Late Kick Off“, Pardew bemoaned the role of agents, and how they can destabilise players right through a club, from youngsters right through to the most seasoned professionals. He also gives some insight into his work at Newcastle so far, how he is determined to keep as many of the good players at Newcastle as he can, and how he also wants to add to the squad to make things stronger.

Below is a transcript. He begins by speaking of the contracts of players on the modern game, saying: (more…)