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Newcastle boss Pardew joins in the plaudits for Swansea counterpart Rodgers

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has called for more homegrown managers in the Premier League after seeing the impact of Brendan Rodgers at Swansea. Pardew praised the attacking flair shown by Swansea during their first season in the Premier League and heaped praise on the 39-year-old Rodgers.

"Brendan was my youth team coach at Reading and I know him very, very well," Pardew said.

"He's always had a very clear vision of how the game should be played and he's stuck to his principles and I admire him very much for that.

"Young coaches should be promoted, but in this country it goes the other way.

"If you've got an accent then suddenly bring in a different system on the pitch, you're applauded and given a top job in the Premier League, so it's nice to see an Englishman get a shout for once.

"Well, actually he's Irish so I beg your pardon Brendan.

"You have to say that Swansea have attacked the game and tried to play and been encouraged to play and taken chances when perhaps they shouldn't take chances, and done it admirably.

"They've got themselves security I think for next year already so they can plan for next year and bring one or two players on top of the players they've got.

"Some of those players deserve a lot more praise than they've been getting - Leon Britton, Scott Sinclair, Ashley Williams, they've been absolutely outstanding."

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