Newcastle United’s Latest Loss Puts Pressure on Alan Pardew
Newcastle United were defeated 1 – 0 by Stoke City this week thanks to an early goal from Peter Crouch. It means that Newcastle have now played six consecutive league games this season without a win and manager Alan Pardew is under significant pressure.
After the match Pardew said that the pressure on him is reflected in the team and he needs to be “strong and resilient”. He also said that his future is out of his hands, and that he intends to do his job to the best of his ability.
Despite these words, Pardew is currently the bookies favourite as next manager to leave his post with odds as short as 1/6. This is significantly behind West Bromwich manager Alan Irvine who is at 6/1 and QPR manager Harry Redknapp who is at 10/1.
Tipped to replace Pardew at 13/8 is David Moyes, the sacked Manchester United manager. After Moyes, at 7/1, is Tony Pulis who was until recently manager of Crystal Palace. Whatever happens, the team certainly has its work cut out, currently they are fifth favourite to be relegated this season with odds of 3/1.