NUFC boss Alan Pardew and coaching staff handed eight-year deals

Wigan Athletic v Newcastle United:  Newcastle manager Alan Pardew
Wigan Athletic v Newcastle United: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew
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ALAN Pardew has signed a new EIGHT-YEAR deal at Newcastle United.

Newcastle today revealed Pardew had committed his long-term future to the club.

The contract is a reward for the progress United have made on the pitch since Pardew was appointed in December 2010.

United finished fifth the Premier League last season and qualified for the Europa League.

Pardew’s coaching staff - John Carver, Steve Stone and Andy Woodman - have also signed eight-year deals.

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’s the model we wish to emulate.

“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.”