10. The World Cup
Many people regard Alan Pardew as one of soccer’s great charlatans. The English manager has coached a number of teams but it always ends in tears for those fans. His tenure in charge of Newcastle United ended in a meltdown. After their season threatened to collapse, Pardew came up with one of the best worst excuses ever. In short, he blamed the World Cup. The problem was, however, that it was six months away.
Pardew believed that the World Cup distracted his players and put them off their game. For some reason, he thought they were underperforming instead of trying harder. And still, only three members of the squad knew that they would definitely make their international squads. This just makes his excuses even more ridiculous. It’s easier to blame everybody except yourself.