Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew, has today signed a contract extension which will see him stay at the club until 2020.
Pardew, who joined the club back in 2010 after the sacking of Chris Hughton, still had three years left on his current contract, but the club wanted to reward him for getting them into the Europa League.
Managing Director, Derek Llambias, has said that Newcaslte want to build on their current success and he believes keeping the same manager is the key to that success.
He said: “If you look at clubs like Manchester United and Arsenal, Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have shown that stability gives you the best platform to achieve success and that is the model we wish to emulate here.
“We’re looking to build on the success we had last season and these new contracts are aimed at keeping the club progressing on and off the pitch, as we have done since returning to the Premier League in 2010.”
Alan Pardew was rewarded with manager of the season last year after guiding Newcastle to 5th place.
Llambias added: “Alan has done a fantastic job over the last couple of years and has proved what a great Premier League manager he is.
“I have total respect for him in all football matters and have an excellent relationship with him which I think benefits the club enormously.
Alex William Batt