Alan Pardew: “I used to watch Chelsea regularly because it was on my doorstep.
“It was when Jose Mourinho was there. There were things that I was seeing that I hadn’t seen in English football before.
“Some of the managerial traits that he was bringing I’ve learned from.
“And I can’t help but say I’ve nicked a few of them.
“The big managers that I’ve come across and been lucky enough to deal with have influenced me.
“The impact of the foreign managers can’t be lost on my education. Arsene Wenger is another.
“There are a few people who have influenced me throughout my career – Steve Coppell for sure.
“Unfortunately Jose is not in the country at the moment, but hopefully he will be coming back here soon.
“And then we really will have the best coaches in the world.
“That’s the one beauty about this country – we’ve had a melting pot of the best coaches. That’s why it is the best league in the world.”
Source: Newcastle United Mad