Monday, September 19, 2005


Pardew to Stay

West Ham Managing Director Paul Aldridge has revealed the club's intention to keep Alan Pardew as manager in the long term.

"If you keep your manager in place it generally means you're successful," he said. "We put a lot of store by continuity and we would certainly like to keep our manager in place for the foreseeable future. We see no reason to change. He's very good in the transfer market, he's got a lot of respect from the players and it's a relationship we're very happy with, long may it continue.

"Alan's always had our support. He knows it's a results business, he's never shied away from that. He was brought in to bring that success. If he hadn't have been the club would have had to look at changes, but that never came as close as some people thought."

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