Alan Pardew has ‘a lot of admiration’ for André Villas-Boas

Alan Pardew reveals his admiration for Tottenham Hotspur boss André Villas-Boas ahead of Newcastle's trip to White Hart Lane

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
andre villas-boas
André Villas-Boas's Spurs host Newcastle on Saturday Photo: Back Page Images

andre villas-boas

Alan Pardew has revealed his admiration for Tottenham Hotspur boss André Villas-Boas ahead of Newcastle’s trip to White Hart Lane on Saturday.

The Magpies boss, whose side were thrashed 5-0 in north London last season, believes the Portuguese manager is a “very thorough coach” and also claims that Gareth Bale is one of the top players in the world at the moment.

“He’s done a good job there,” said Pardew. “He’s gone quietly about his business, as he does.

“He’s a very thorough coach and I’ve got a lot of admiration for him. And I think they’ve got some fantastic players.

“Gareth Bale is definitely in that top five or six players in the world right now so we’ve got some difficult players to contain.”

Newcastle are currently in 15th place in the Premier League table, six points above the relegation zone.

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Rome Masters 2018
The Sport Review
Rome Masters 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Zverev to win No8 – and with it, No1 in the world
The Sport Review
Arsenal transfers: 10 targets Gunners could sign for defence in summer
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning house in Madrid
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
10 players Chelsea could sign in the 2018 summer transfer window
The Sport Review
Frank Lampard names Man United star who is driving Jose Mourinho crazy
The Sport Review
William Gallas reacts to reports Mikel Arteta will become Arsenal manager
The Sport Review
Insider confirms Chelsea FC star wants to move to Real Madrid