A reminder of why Alan Pardew needed a new job in football, not television

Posted by - December 9, 2010 - Football videos, Newcastle United, Oddballs

The infamous rape comment

Alan Pardew is expected to be Newcastle United’s new manager by the end of the day. The former Reading, West Ham and Southampton gaffer was said to be “desperate” to return to management as soon as possible.

And understandably too. He didn’t exactly have his media career to fall back on. Pardew’s fledgling attempts at punditry were soon curtailed when he claimed that Michael Essien has “absolutely raped” Manchester City youngster Ched Evans during an analysis for Match of the Day.