Llambias says Newcastle see Pardew as 20-year prospect

Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias admits they see Alan Pardew as a 20-year manager.

Llambias revealed that he and owner Mike Ashley would be thrilled if Pardew could extend his stay on Tyneside into decades like Sir Alex Ferguson has done at Manchester United.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "The club has never had stability. It needs it. This is too big a club not to have stability.

"Do we want to find ourselves in a situation when we have a manager for 15 or 20 years? Absolutely. If the manager works, we work. You cannot get any better than that.

"Eventually you will bring to the club what it has been crying out for. Stability is a big thing for us."

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