Pardew speaks out
Alan Pardew has spoken for the first time about his sacking from Southampton.The former West Ham boss left the League One club in August, just two days after a 4-0 win over Bristol Rovers.But with the cash-rich Saints demanding promotion, Pardew paid the price for failing to get the side amongst the early season pacesetters."Obviously there was a breakdown," Pardew told Goals on Sunday. "You have to say the chairman (Nicola Cortese) lost faith in my management and that's all I can assume because there was no other reason."I can't give an example of why because he's not allowed to talk about it and nor am I. He's a new chairman and I always felt vulnerable."All you can do is do the job to the best of your ability and I was very proud of the team that we built there and the relationship I had with the players, which was very, very strong."
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