Newcastle set to name Pardew as manager despite 2% approval rating from fans
98% of Newcastle fans are going to be mighty disappointed tomorrow morning, as rumours abound former West Ham boss Alan Pardew is set to slide into the managerial hotseat at St. James Park.
According to the Guardian, in a poll run by local Geordie newspaper the Evening Chronicle only 14 United fans out of 1,000+ backed Pardew’s appointment. Martin O’Neill received the most support, with 42.8% of the vote.
Previous favourite Martin Jol distanced himself from the job yesterday, with Mike Ashley unable to provide any assurances over how much money the Dutchman would be allowed to piss up the wall.
So it looks like Newcastle will take to the field against Liverpool on Saturday with a manager neither fans nor players want and a chairman they despise.
Looks like the fun’s over for this season, Toon fans.