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Newcastle United have confirmed that manager Alan Pardew has agreed a new eight-year contract with the club.

Magpies owner Mike Ashley appointed Pardew in late 2010 when he shocked many by axing Chris Hughton who had guided the team to promotion from the Championship.

But Pardew's appointment has proved a hugely successful one, and he guided them to fifth in the Premier League last term which earned him the Premier League Manager of the Season and League Managers' Association Manager of the Year awards.

Pardew had four-years left on his deal, but Ashley has moved to reward the 51-year-old for his performance by handing him an eight-year contract.

Pardew's backroom staff have also seen their deals extended including assistant John Carver, first-team coach Steve Stone and goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman.

Managing Director Derek Llambias told the club's website: "If you look at clubs like Manchester United and Arsenal, Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have shown that stability gives you the best platform to achieve success, and that is the model we wish to emulate here.

"We're looking to build on the success we had last season and these new contracts are aimed at keeping the Club progressing on and off the pitch, as we have done since returning to the Premier League in 2010.

"Alan has done a fantastic job over the last couple of years and has proved what a great Premier League manager he is. I have total respect for him in all football matters and have an excellent relationship with him which I think benefits the club enormously. Alan also has one of the best backroom teams in the country and I would like to thank John Carver, Steve Stone, and Andy Woodman for all their combined efforts.

"We hope this announcement will be great news for the fans, whose support and commitment to this club over the years has been fantastic."

Sky Sports NewsHD will have an exclusive interview with Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias from midnight on Thursday evening.

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That's crazy :shock:

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Well it's certainly an interesting test case for the premise that stability and longevity will ultimately bring success. Either that or he gets one hell of a payoff if it all comes tumbling down.

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It's just not realistic.

As well as Pardew is doing, what makes him so special that he'll replicate what only 3 (?) other Premiership managers have done in the past decade or so*.

*Managing a single club for 8 or more consecutive years. Said managers being Fergie, Wenger and Moyes.

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I think I remember hearing that Derek Llambias and Pardew are very close, hence the original 5 year contract he got despite having no real record of being a successful manager. A new 8 year contract smacks of "here you go mate, your virtually unsackable now and if Ashley does decide to axe you then you'll get a monster payoff".

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this shows loyalty, 2 and 3 yr long contracts are shocking, every fan knows success doesnt come overnight, at least this shows that theyre willing to support him for the long haul

dont get me wrong, i hope newcastle stay stale mid table so we can grow as a club and leap them, but one thing for sure, no payrise for him, lol

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Little more than a publicity stunt.

Full of clauses so if things turn sour he will get a pay off at the same level as most managers who are shown the door, no chance that if he is sacked this time next year he will receive 7 years worth of payments. All it means is that if another club came in for him, Newcastle are in a better bargaining position, it suits everybody and shows (the less than intelligent) fans that the club are committed to a long term project.

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