When Alan Pardew finally left Newcastle United back in January 2015, it seemed as if he was away from all the (perceived by many away from Tyneside) unfair slack he got while in charge of the Magpies.
While ‘Pardiola’ did guide the Toon Army through their best season since Sir Bobby Robson, his leaving for Crystal Palace was thought to have taken a massive burden off his shoulders.
Poor old Alan, hey? Lambasted by the deluded Geordies.
So, despite a strong start to life back with the Eagles, the ex-West Ham United and Charlton chief is once again struggling to wholly convince at Selhurst Park.
With the south Londoners stranded in 16th right now, yesterday’s 3-2 loss to Burnley has appeared to spark the club’s online fan base to take to Twitter.
And, as you can imagine, it’s not been at all been positive.
Though harkening back to a previous manager may seem rather sad considering the optimism at St. James’ Park right now, it’s good to see another club feeling the effects of just how bad his stewardship can be.