I don't like people who drain my time and energy. If you've seen the Harry Potter films, we use the term 'dementors' - people who can draw the life out of you in terms of your energy. So we eradicate the 'dementors', encourage the positive people, and that spreads around to create the team spirit we have here

— Alan Pardew

The most cheering Alan Pardew quotes that are little-known but priceless

The one thing I hate about other managers is waffle that is nowhere near the truth. I would never conduct myself like that.


I tried to push him away with my head.

I apologise to everyone. I should not have got involved in it.


If you've had a bad experience with an agent, you have to move past it.

You are bound to want a player at some stage who is represented by this guy and you will have to try to work around the personality of the agent. You tend to work out what makes them tick, what they respond to. You have to have tactical plans to get a deal over the line.


I have had situations in the past when you are close to signing a player and the money involved switches from euros to pounds to dollars. It is a difficult process, but one we have to work with.


You feel vulnerable when you hear things that are not being said


I would not want to be the Europa League in the current format, that's for sure.

Thursday night games are difficult to contend with given the level of physicality we deal with in the Premier League. We struggled with it at Newcastle and we were not alone in that among the English clubs. Until that issue is addressed, no Premier League team wants to be in the Europa League. That's the reality, even if some don't want to admit it.


You always have to have faith in your own abilities and that has to be evident to your players.


Shut your noise, you old c***!


I didn't listen to half of the criticism I received.

I just didn't let it enter my brain. It affects people around me, but it was my job to see through that. When you are in charge of a top club, where expectations are high you have to deal with that.


I look at Rafa Benitez in his time at Liverpool, he had difficult periods and the same goes for Brendan Rodgers in the same job now. These difficult periods come and you have to accept that.


Emirates Stadium should be named after Arsene Wenger


It's important that top clubs don't lose sight of the fact that it's the English Premier League and English players should be involved.


About Alan Pardew

Quotes 18 sayings
Profession Manager
Birthday July 18, 1961

It's almost like he has Dr. Who's Tardis because he always turns up on time. (on Teddy Sheringham)


I did as well as I could at Newcastle.


I have to be involved in negotiations because players have to buy into me and what I want from them if they join my club, so all managers need to be fully involved in transfers, that's for sure.


It (Arsenal) is an English club but not an English success.

It's probably a greater reflection of youngsters from France and elsewhere in Europe.


Amid all the negativity at Newcastle, we achieved some great things.

Finishing fifth in the Premier League with a great team was a fine effort and we also got to the quarterfinals of the Europa League and nearly got past a Benfica side that went to the final. They were great days, great nights at St James' Park and I remember them with affection. Maybe they are forgotten too quickly.