Alan Pardew: Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers my manager of the year

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew heaps praise on Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers ahead of their clash

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Alan Pardew's side are ninth in the table Photo: Back Page Images

Alan Pardew believes Brendan Rodgers has a great chance of being crowned Premier League manager of the year.

The 41-year-old’s Liverpool side are in title contention on the final day of the season after an eighth-placed finish in his first campaign in charge of the 18-time English champions.

He’s got a great chance of being Manager of the Year – and rightly so

Alan Pardew

The Northern Irishman’s men will win the Premier League if they win against Newcastle United at Anfield and West Ham United can cause an upset and beat Manchester City at The Etihad on Sunday.

“Brendan Rodgers has done an unbelievable job,” Pardew said.

“Moving four or five positions at the top of the league is the hardest job that there is in football. For me, he’s got a great chance of being Manager of the Year – and rightly so. And he can still win the title.”

Pardew’s side have lost seven of their last nine Premier League games resulting in pressure being heaped on the Magpies manager.

And the 50-year-old admitted he is disappointed to hear fans calling for his head after a mixed season at St James’ Park.

“Obviously, I’m a little bit sad about the situation, but my resolve has to be strong to make sure the players are ready for Liverpool,” Pardew told Shields Gazzette.

“We need to go to Anfield and put in a top performance.”

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