Friday, 11 May 2012
Alan Pardew Named Manager Of The Season
Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew, has been named Premier League manger of the season for 2011-12.
Annual awards naming manager or player of the season usually lead to a good debate over a number of candidates who could have or should have won the award instead. Honourable mentions must go to Brendan Rogers at Swansea, Paul Lambert at Norwich and of course to whichever manager leads his team to the title. However, very few can argue that Alan Pardew's achievements this season have been anything other than sensational.
With Newcastle sitting in 5th position, with a chance of Champions League qualification still alive, in a season where most pundits predicted a relegation struggle is a huge success story. The credit for Newcastle's loft position belongs to more than one man, but Alan Pardew has used the resources available to him to exceed even the most optomistic of expectations.
Well done Alan!