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Pardew dissociates himself from club over Sochaux’s UEFA complaint.

August 23rd, 2011 | 5 Comments |

Pardew: Nothing to do with me Guv!
Pardew: Nothing to do with me Guv!
Speaking in a rare interview, Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew, has sought to dissociate himself from the club in the current controversy surrounding the attempted signing of Sochaux’s 23 year old striker, Modibo Maiga.

Sochaux have threatened Newcastle United with a complaint to UEFA, something which comes hot on the heels of Charlton’s complaint to the FA over Pardew allegedly making allegedly innappriate comments on BBC Radio Newcastle about an attempt to sign Chalton’s goalkeeper, Rob Elliot. Newcastle have been much reported to be in hot pursuit of the player, despite his current club issuing a statement that he will not be released.

Of the current imbroglio, Sochaux’s chairman, Alexandre Lacombe, told French publication, L’Est Republicain recently:

“Newcastle continue to contact our player despite our refusal, so we will complain to Uefa, and say that these manoeuvres are not fair play. They continue to cause destabilisation.”

In the light of these comments by Lacombe, Pardew responded: (more…)