Alan Pardew signs eight year extension

Toon manager Pardew signs EIGHT-year extension which will keep him at Newcastle until 2020

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14:46 GMT, 27 September 2012

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has signed a whopping eight year extension on his current deal at the club.

The new deal, which also includes three of his senior coaching staff, will keep them at the club until the end of the 2019/2020 season.

Pardew, who took over for Chris Hughton in December 2010, has had an impressive tenure at Newcastle.

It's Pardy time: Alan Pardew has signed an eight-year contract extension

It's Pardy time: Alan Pardew has signed an eight-year contract extension

As well as overseeing smart signings such as Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse, Pardew led his side to finish fifth in the Premier League last season.

Managing Director Derek Llambias 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 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.

'Alan also has one of the best backroom teams in the country and I would like to thank John Carver, Steve Stone, and Andy Woodman for all their combined efforts.

'We hope this announcement will be great news for the fans, whose support and commitment to this club over the years has been fantastic.'

It isn't the first time this season Newcastle have handed one of their staff a bumper extension.

Chief scout Graham Carr also earned himself a further eight years on his current deal in June.

Top signings: Pardew oversaw the signings of Yohan Cabaye (above) and Cheick Tiot (below

Top signings: Pardew oversaw the signings of Yohan Cabaye (above) and Cheick Tiot (below

Top signings: Pardew oversaw the signings of Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiot

Top signings: Pardew oversaw the signings of Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiot (below

ALAN PARDEW FACTFILE

Alan Pardew

1961: Born July 18 in Wimbledon, London.

1987: Signs for Crystal Palace from Yeovil Town and gives up his full-time career as a glazier.

1989: Wins promotion with Palace, via the play-offs, to the old first division.

1990: Scores the extra-time winner in Palace's 4-3 victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final. Palace go on to draw cup final 3-3 with Manchester United but lose replay 1-0.

1991: Helps Palace to third place in the first division, the club's highest league position.

1991: Signs for Charlton on a free transfer.

1995: After month on loan at Tottenham, Pardew signs for Barnet and begins his coaching career at Underhill.

1998: Moves to Reading with manager Terry Bullivant and takes over the reserve team.

1999: Loses his job when Reading scrap their reserve team but returns to the club later in the year as manager following dismissal of Tommy Burns.

2000: Reading finish 10th in Division Two.

2001: Takes Reading to the play-off final in his first full season in charge but the Royals are beaten 3-2 by Walsall.

2002: Reading finish second and win automatic promotion to the first division.

2003: Reading finish fourth in the first division but lose to Wolves 3-1 in the play-off semi-final.

September 10 – Hands in his resignation after Reading chairman John Madejski refuses West Ham permission to speak to his manager.

September 18 – West Ham reach out-of-court settlement with Reading of 380,000 compensation and one month's gardening leave for Pardew.
October 18 – Takes over as West Ham's 10th manager.

2004: Reaches the play-off final but loses 1-0 to former club Palace.

2005: Reaches play-off final again and beats Preston 1-0 with a goal from Bobby Zamora to secure a return to the Premiership.

2006: April 23 – West Ham beat Middlesbrough at Villa Park to reach first FA Cup final in 16 years and qualify for the UEFA Cup.

May 7 – Beat Tottenham on final day of the season to secure ninth place.

May 13 – Loses the FA Cup final to Liverpool on penalties after Steven Gerrard's equaliser in the last minute of normal time forces a 3-3 draw.

Pardew oversaw the signing of Carlos Tevez

August 31 – Agrees to sign Argentina internationals Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano from Corinthians in a deal brokered by businessman Kia Joorabchian.

September 28 – West Ham lose 3-0 in Palermo and crash out of the UEFA Cup 4-0 on aggregate.

October 24 – An eighth straight defeat sees West Ham knocked out of Carling Cup by Chesterfield.

November 21 – West Ham board of directors accept Icelandic businessman Eggert Magnusson's 85million takeover bid.

December 11 – Sacked after five defeats in six matches.

December 24 – Appointed Charlton manager on a three-and-a-half-year contract, with the club 19th in the Premier League.

2007: May – Suffers relegation for first time in career.

2008: May – Expected promotion challenge fails to materialise as Addicks finish season in 11th.

November 22 – Parts company with Charlton by mutual consent after Addicks slip into the Championship drop zone on back of eight-game winless run.

2009: July 17 – Appointed Southampton manager on a three-year contract.

2010: March 28 – Leads Saints to Johnstone's Paint Trophy glory with 4-1 final win over Carlisle at Wembley – the club's first trophy since 1976.

August 30 – Sacked as Southampton manager – just two days after the team's 4-0 win at Bristol Rovers.

December 9: Appointed Newcastle manager on a five-and-a-half-year deal.

2011: February 5 – Newcastle come from 4-0 down at half-time to draw 4-4 with Arsenal.

May 22 – Guides Newcastle to a 12th-placed finish in their first year back in the Premier League.

November 19 – Newcastle lose their first game of the 2011/12 season – 3-1 at Manchester City – after a summer of recruitment which included the likes of Yohan Cabaye and Demba Ba moving to St James' Park.

May 11 – Named Barclays Premier League Manager of the Season two days before the final game at Everton, which Newcastle lose 3-1 to finish fifth, qualifying for the Europa League.

September 3 – Given a two-match touchline ban and fined 20,000 for pushing an assistant referee during the 2-1 win over Tottenham on the opening day of the 2012/13 season.

September 27 – Awarded new eight-year deal with Newcastle.