Alan Pardew was appointed NUFC boss in December 2010, and soon went on to guide us to our first European campaign since our return to top flight football (picking up a Premier League Manager of the Season & LMA Manager of the Year award in the process for the 2011/12 season) – where did it all go wrong?
The former Reading, West Ham, Charlton & Southampton boss has taken a worrying fall from grace since, guiding us to 16th and 10th place finishes; pushing a match official in a Premier League tie with Tottenham, blaring expletives at Manuel Pellegrini and appearing to head-butt David Meyler along the way.
Is his time up at St. James’ Park? Here’s some worrying statistics in favour of the Premier League’s current 2nd longest serving manager’s sacking:
- Alan Pardew is the first ever Newcastle United manager to lose 6 consecutive Premier League matches.
- Since the beginning of the 12/13 season, Pardew’s Newcastle United have been in a losing position 26 times at half-time and never won. P26 W0 D2 L24.
- Newcastle United have NEVER went beyond the fourth round of the League Cup or FA Cup under Alan Pardew.
- Alan Pardew has lost as many Tyne-Wear derbies (3) as the last 22 Newcastle United managers combined.
- NUFC failed to score directly from a corner in 102 consecutive games under Alan Pardew between 2012-2014.
- No Premier League club suffered more home defeats in 2012-13 than NUFC under Alan Pardew.
- Between 1993-2010 NUFC had lost 35 Premier League games by 3 goals or more. Since Alan Pardew arrived in 2010 NUFC have amassed 20 losses by the same margin (more than any other Premier League club)
- In the 2013/14 season Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United lost 4 home games in a row without scoring a goal; the first time in the club’s entire history that this has happened.
The content for this article has been sourced from a variety of locations, including: nufc.com, wikipedia.org & sackpardew.com as well as our own managerial databases and Twitter feed.
Note: All statistics are correct as of time of writing, 11/09/2014