Newcastle boss Pardew admits England ambitions

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits he has England ambitions. But Pardew insists that he has no designs on Roy Hodgson’s job as he plans to stay on Tyneside until he turns 60.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits he has England ambitions.

But Pardew insists that he has no designs on Roy Hodgson’s job as he plans to stay on Tyneside until he turns 60.

Pardew told the Sunday Mirror: “Can I fulfil all my ambitions with ­Newcastle? It’s hard to say. You have to gauge your ambitions to the football club, to a degree.

“I do have ambitions ­internationally, I would like to do that at some point. ­Hopefully, I will see this ­contract out and then see what I’m going to do later on.

“I have always felt that a ­person can be a success as England manager. I won’t change my opinion on that, but I don’t think it’s easy.

“Roy Hodgson probably has a tough spell as England manager because our pool of players is not as great as it used to be. Ultimately my ambition might reach that conclusion: to be England manager.

“It’s not something I would not do and it’s not something I want to do right now.

“It is difficult because Harry Redknapp came out and said he wanted to be the England manager one day and he got into a situation where he lost his job at Spurs.”

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