Question nobody asked: What is Alan Pardew's premier league record?
If it was August, 2006, Newcastle's decision to appoint Alan Pardew might make some sense, but, since then, his managerial record in the Premier League and outside has been poor.
Having earned promotion with West Ham, Pardew led them to ninth in the Premier League with 55 points (W16, D7, L15) in the 2005/2006 season as his reputation among the most promising young managers around grew. However, the wheels came off quickly in the following season as the Hammers had just four wins from their opening 17 games under Pardew (W4, D2, L11) which led to him being sacked in December -- and that was the good part of the season.
Just over two weeks later, Pardew's managed his first game for Charlton in a season which ended in relegation as they managed 22 points from 19 games under Pardew (W5, D7, L7) including an uninspiring run of four points from their last seven games in a relegation battle.
Overall, Pardew's Premier League record stands at P75 W26 D16 L33 Pts 91. It could be a long five and a half years on Tyneside.