Striker Hammers Pardew
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Former West Ham striker Jeremie Aliadiere has launched an attack on Alan Pardew.
Jeremie Aliadiere has launched a withering attack on Alan Pardew by insisting the West Ham manager wasted his time.
The Arsenal striker, now on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers via a spell at Celtic, made the ill-fated switch to Upton Park at the end of last summer.
Aliadiere failed to make any impression in East London but claims that was of Pardew's making and revealed he would rather have stayed at Highbury.
First team opportunities may have been limited at The Gunners but the Frenchman claims it would have been of greater benefit to train with the likes of Thierry Henry than kick his heels on the sidelines at West Ham.
"I would have been better off just training with Arsenal than going to West Ham," Aliadiere told The People.
"Alan went back on his promise because he said he would play me as a loan player and then never did.
"Ten days into the loan deal he said he wanted to sign me but once nothing came of that I didn't have a chance.
"He told me the reason I wasn't playing was because I wasn't a West Ham player and that I was just on loan.
"I just wasted my time because if you have the chance to train with Thierry Henry or West Ham then there isn't a choice.
"You go to a club that is much smaller than Arsenal and you go there to play and gain experience. You don't just go there to train and waste your time and that is what I have done."
Meanwhile, The Hammers have been linked with a move for Manchester City's out-of-favour defender Danny Mills.
The former England international is rumoured to be seeking a move away from Eastlands and with Pardew known to be keen on defensive reinforcements a move could suit both parties.