On September 27th 2012, Alan Pardew signed a contract extension as Newcastle manager.
But not just any contract extension, an EIGHT year contract extension.
It was a strange move by the Magpies hierarchy, but they’re just common place under the current ownership.
So with two years left to run before that contract expires, what has happened to Pardew?
Things have gone from bad to worse for the former Newcastle manager.
The bumper contract came on the back of winning manager of the year and finishing fifth in the league, but it would never get that good again.
Pardew’s Newcastle struggled, ultimately just doing the bare minimum to avoid relegation.
On January 3rd 2015, Pardew’s reign at Newcastle came to an end, with Crystal Palace paying £3.5million to take the manager to Selhurst Park.
He had his initial good run, reaching the FA Cup final in his first full season in charge. Sadly though, Palace lost to Manchester United, and his touchline dancing looked even more stupid.
After a bad run of results the following season, Pardiola was sacked.
Next to take the plunge were West Brom in November 2017, where he didn’t even get the ‘new manager bounce’, which was apparently Gary Megson’s fault.
The Baggies would win just three games under Pardew, who got the sack in April this year after eight successive defeats.
TWO MORE YEARS! TWO MORE YEARS!