Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Pardew set for record deal


Filed: Saturday, 15th October 2005
By: Matthew O'Greel


Alan Pardew is set to become the highest paid manager in West Ham United's history.

Pardew - who joined the Hammers two years ago this month - is set to land a new 1m-per-year plus bonuses deal after steering the Hammers back into the Premiership, according to reports.

Speaking yesterday, Pardew confirmed that preliminary talks had already been held:

"There have been some discussions regarding a new contract," he said.

"I love it here at West Ham and have no intention of managing any other club - so I hope that it can be sorted out quickly."

Pardew also added that despite a turbulent first year in charge in which he was forced to administer the sale of players such as Mchael Carrick, Jermain Defoe and David James he now felt very much at home in East London.

"Everbody here has been very supportive and I feel that West Ham is a part of me," he said. "I am a South London boy by birth but now regard myself as an Eastender.

"I know how the club works and what the fans expect. For any manager to be in a strong postion you need to earn the respect of the fans.

"Winning that respect has been one of the highlights of my career - because they are a knowledgable crowd here."

The news has been greeted positively by supporters who overwhelmingly back Pardew since he took the Hammers back into the top flight by virtue of beating Preston in last seasons play-off Final at the Millennium Stadium.





Related News

   arrow   Post-match press conference: Alan Pardew v West Ham Utd [audio] [3rd Jan 2018]
   arrow   Post-match press conference: David Moyes v West Bromwich Albion [audio] [3rd Jan 2018]
   arrow   West Ham Utd 2-1 West Bromwich Albion [2nd Jan 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [2nd Jan 2018]
   arrow   Call it off, urge Albion [2nd Jan 2018]
   arrow   West Ham facing January nightmare [8th Dec 2017]
   arrow   New jobs for the boys [29th Nov 2017]
   arrow   In brief - Monday's news round-up [27th Nov 2017]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [21st Nov 2017]
   arrow   I could have made an instant impact, says Pardew [20th Nov 2017]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Hammers fans involved in unsavoury scenes
Seven people have been arrested in relation to incidents that occurred befo...more
Three Years Ago
No pressure but we need a little luck, says Cotterill
Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill believes his team can beat West Ham when the two teams meet at ...more
Five Years Ago
Allardyce responds in Diarra row
Sam Allardyce has offered Alou Diarra the opportunity to air his grievances privately after the Fren...more