Alan Pardew may have saved his job as Newcastle manager with a recent string of impressive results, but he is still considered out of favour by a lot of fans and these latest comments, if true, are unlikely to improve his reputation on Tyneside.
Award winning South American football broadcaster, Andres Cantor, claims that Pardew told Jonas Gutierrez to find a new club upon his return from chemotherapy.
— ANDRES CANTOR (@AndresCantorGOL) November 16, 2014
Jonas, who signed for Newcastle in 2008, had been diagnosed with testicular cancer but was discharged from hospital earlier this month following successful chemotherapy treatment, much to the relief of Newcastle fans and the football community in general.
The Argentinian winger was quick to give thanks to all the support he received from Newcastle fans during his treatment.
Thanks geordieland for your support. Once a geordie always a geordie. pic.twitter.com/aOnwGnYe9b
— Jonas Gutierrez (@elgalgojonas) November 4, 2014
He also was proud to reveal a new tattoo containing lyrics from the Eminem song ‘No Love’ above the date of his release from hospital after he was given the all clear.
He has made nearly 200 appearances in a Newcastle shirt and many fans would welcome him back into the team.
But these comments suggest that his Newcastle days may be over, at least while Pardew is still at the helm.
Although Jonas wasn’t regarded as one of Newcastle’s top players, he remained a fan favourite throughout his playing days at St James’ Park and his work rate was always praised by the Toon Army.
Do you think Jonas should play for Newcastle again?