Pardew makes case for British bosses

Newcastle United

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has hailed Brendan Rodgers' impact at Swansea and called for more homegrown managers in the Premier League.

Pardew worked alongside the Swansea boss during his time in charge at Reading, where Rodgers was youth-team coach.

In their first ever season in the top flight, Swansea have impressed with their attacking style of play, claiming a win over Manchester City and holding Chelsea to a draw at the Liberty Stadium.

The Welsh side have secured 39 points with seven games remaining and are currently 11th place in the table, well above the relegation battle.

Pardew praised the attacking flair shown by Swansea during their first season in the Premier League and heaped praise on the 39-year-old Rodgers.

“Brendan was my youth team coach at Reading and I know him very, very well,” Pardew said. “He’s always had a very clear vision of how the game should be played and he’s stuck to his principles and I admire him very much for that.”


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