Bond slams Magpies chief

20 May 2007 11:49
Former Newcastle United assistant Kevin Bond has accused Magpies chairman Freddy Shepherd of hypocrisy following his decision to appoint Sam Allardyce. Shepherd handed Allardyce the managerial reins at St James' Park at the beginning of the week following Glenn Roeder's resignation. But Bond, who was axed as Roeder's assistant after being mentioned in a Panorama investigation into bungs in football last September, is amazed that the Newcastle supremo has appointed another man who was implicated in the controversial BBC Television programme. Both men have been cleared of any wrongdoing following the subsequent Stevens inquiry, but Bond - now manager at League One Bournemouth - has accused Shepherd of double standards. He told The People: "Morals and integrity are things people stand on when it suits them and they go right out of the window when it doesn't. "It was easy for Freddy to take the moral high ground with me, it suits him to take the opposite stance with Sam because he believes - as I do - that Sam is the man for Newcastle United. "It is the biggest U-turn in someone's stance on a matter that I have ever come across. "The hypocrisy of Freddy appointing Sam is staggering."

Source: ESA

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