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Pardew Blasts Blanc

Pardew Blasts Blanc


Charlton Athletic manager Alan Pardew has taken a swipe at former France international and Manchester United defender Laurent Blanc.

Blanc is now manager of French side Bordeaux, and the former Man Utd defender has annoyed Pardew over his declared interest in Addicks central defender Souleymane Diawara.

Blanc went public over his intentions to sign the former Sochaux player who joined Charlton for £3.7million on a four-year contract last August.

Pardew said: 'I always think it's incorrect for technical directors or managers of other clubs to talk about players who are under contract elsewhere. It's unsettling and it's unfair.

'Souleyman Diawara has become an important part of what we've done here pre-season. It would be a blow if we lost him.'

Diawara however may have other plans and following our relegation he could favour a move away from The Valley.

'I really hope it will be settled as soon as possible. I would like to sign on Friday or Saturday,' Diawara told L'Equipe.

'I won't play the first Ligue 1 day, but I would like to play on the second weekend.

'I talked about Bordeaux's interest with my coach Alan Pardew. At first, he was not very keen to let me leave, but then, he understood my desire.

'I quickly found an agreement with Bordeaux. The project of Coach Laurent Blanc and Chairman Jean-Louis Triaud attracted me.'

With Jon Fortune expected to sign for Stoke after a £400,000 bid was accepted, Alan Pardew has lost two central defenders and we could be left short on a back line good enough to win promotion. Pardew needs to make some new signings and fast!

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Date:Saturday August 4 2007
Time: 2:16PM

Comments

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He is our best defender by far. Why are we selling our best players and replacing them with rubbish?
Charlton Mark
04/08/2007 14:20:00
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I think Pardew may have his hands tied. If Diawara wants to go then he will. We don't want players here that don't want to play. I just hope he spends the cash and gets in a decent replacement.
davecook
04/08/2007 14:21:00
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Pardew is right, not fair unsettling players under contract.
super_charlton
06/08/2007 19:16:00
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It happens all the time though doesn't it. If he wants to go let him, just make sure we get the right money for him. And replace him
Pardew is God
07/08/2007 19:36:00
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I think we all know he will go be it now or before the deadline. Players get what they want.
Red Red Robin
07/08/2007 19:39:00
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