Newcastle United have announced that manager Alan Pardew has agreed a new eight-year contract with the club.
The new deal is just reward for Pardew who was a surprise appointment by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley in 2010.
The 51 year old took over from the sacked yet popular Chris Hughton and despite initial reservations about his appointment he has proved hugely successful in the role guiding the Magpies to fifth in the Premier League last season and winning the Premier League Manager of the Season and League Managers’ Association Manager of the Year awards.
Pardew backroom staff have also seen their deals extended including assistant John Carver, first-team coach Steve Stone and goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman.
Managing director Derek Llambias told the club’s website: “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 is the model we wish to emulate here.
“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.”