Pardew – I Will Remain Manager – There’s No Uncertainty

Mike Ashley made one of those fleeting visits to the Benton training ground yesterday, and had lunch with the players and the coaches and the manager Alan Pardew and was smiling a lot, and even waving at the camera.

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Alan Pardew – met with Mike Ashley today

Mike Ashley’s message to the players was to stick together, as they did in the last few games of the season, when the results went against us, and the team was not playing well.

But it seems that Mike Ashley must have let Alan Pardew know that he was in no danger of being fired, and this is what the manager  had to say in the Daily Mirror today:

“There is no uncertainty in my mind. I expect to be manager. We know it hasn’t been the greatest of seasons but we’ve given 100%”

“Mike came in today. He did the same last season when we did well. We had lunch together and it was nice to see him. He thanked each player for their efforts this season.”

“We know it hasn’t been the greatest of seasons but we’ve given 100%. We have to have a better season next time and pull together to do that.”

“Like all clubs we will have a meeting to discuss plans for the year, pre season, recruitment and mistakes made this year.”

Alan Pardew took Newcastle to our highest position last season since Bobby Robson was at the club in 2004,  and he then became the first Newcastle United manager ever to win the Premier League Manager of the Year and the LMA Manager of the Year.

And if we can win on Sunday against Arsenal, we could finish very close to 10th place in the league, but in any case we expect Alan to lead the side to a top six position next season.

We’re confident about the future of Newcastle.

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28 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Night Ladies. I wouldn’t mind another one of these on Sunday except 5-4 this time 😉

  • Ben3arfa

    May 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #2


    How can you support a manager who led two strong teams to one of the worst derby day defeats then after a fortnight allows the same strong team to be slaughtered in front of a full house in SJP??


    Its not about the “one bad season” thing , its the damage he has inflicted to the clubs reputation, and sadly the attitude he has instilled in the minds of some supporters it seems ie. full of excuses , unimaginative and lack of ambition

  • MacToon

    May 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #3

    It will speak volumes on Ashley’s ambition for our club if we start next season with Pardew as manager.

  • brian kilclines pony tail

    May 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #4

    2013-2014 – relegation season

  • mr.newcastle1994

    May 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #5

    i feel his way to negative and is abit dim with the times of the subs he does! BUT fully behind him! few signings and i really think we’ll be around the top 5 next season! TOONTOON.

  • Jamiemac

    May 18, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #6


    Yeah jeez who would keep a manager who finished 5th with a very average squad?!

  • southerngeordie

    May 18, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #7

    The sad thing is he’ll more than likely be gone by November and we’ll be left to pick through the scraps that is Hughes, JFK and Curbishley. His comments about just serve to grate. By summarising this as ‘not the greatest season’ just goes to show how far we have fallen and the level of ambition this club has. If I was him I’d be on my knees apologising for the utter tripe served up. To say the players gave 100% is an insult to us as I’m pretty sure I exercise more effort scratching my arse than majority made against Sunderland and Liverpool.

  • archaeomag

    May 18, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #8

    ” . . .and even waving at the camera.” – cut his arms off – soon stop that !

  • MacToon

    May 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #9

    Thing is Jamie, I actually like football.

  • Ginger

    May 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Bring on the “Experienced” English players.

  • Graeme

    May 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #11

    I had just been enjoying a VERY pleasant evening and unfortunately logged on and read the above headline!!

    What a way to ruin what was building up to be a most enjoyable weekend!! Thanks Alan

  • southerngeordie

    May 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #12

    Under Pardew we’ll just become another team from the north playing terrible ugly football ala Blackburn Bolton Stoke.

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #13

    lets face it, the people who still want pardew in charge are hanging on to the fact that we had one good season, well we have had a worse season with better players, so really think about, is he capable, or is he fool

  • TimKrulFan

    May 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #14

    Ruined my weekend not only is he a sh*t manager he’s also a totally prick!

  • southerngeordie

    May 18, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #15

    Hoping against hope that Pardew being the deluded twat he is, was told by Ashley ‘your sacked on Sunday’ and his head that translated ‘backed from Sunday’

  • Roppa

    May 18, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #16

    If Ashley retains Pardew as manager for next season, it will show a complete lack of ambition, & moreover, contempt for the supporters of NUFC – who have, with the exception of 5~ 6 games this season (10%), seen their team outplayed / outperformed by almost every team they have played against – despite us having by far the better players. Pardew is a loser, who has failed to win a major trophy in 15 years as a manager. To retain his services after all season long he has been exposed as being incompetent, is an insult to all NUFC fans!

  • G

    May 18, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #17

    Well, this headline has certainly buggered summer.

  • southerngeordie

    May 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #18

    Just like Steve Bruce after 5under1and, Pardew will never win the fans back after the derby loss. Bruce was a deadman walking after that, and so is Pardew. It’s only a matter of time. If things get ugly against Arsenal I’m sure people will start to make themselves heard. Get yourself comfy guys because this record aren’t going to be changing.

  • stuart no9

    May 18, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #19

    hang on a bit – has it been made official that pardew will start next season ? all we know is ashley went to the training ground had lunch and thanked the players.
    It is pardew who is saying “he expects to be manager next season” nothing official.
    Ashley has not yet said if he will be manager , or pardew would have said that.
    The fact that ashley has not told him to his face- and that pardew EXPECTS to me manager speaks volumes.
    Why didnt ashley tell pardew he is going to be manager next season ???? its not over yet ! maybe a vote of confidence may just be the final nail in his coffin ?

  • kenzie

    May 18, 2013 at 5:42 AM

    Comment #20

    since when does ashley ever listen to the fans?

  • HullMag6

    May 18, 2013 at 6:24 AM

    Comment #21

    Vote of confidence? Mwaha ha ha ha haaaaaagh..

  • arctoa

    May 18, 2013 at 6:51 AM

    Comment #22

    I agree with @19, this article doesn’t really draw any conclusions. It’s just Pardew filling a microphone that was waved in his face, and let’s face it: he’s hardly going to be all “Nah, I fink I’m toast mate, already started packing m’things”.

    That said, I do worry that a win against the Arsenal and favourable results elsewhere could see us finish in a position that Ashley might consider ‘acceptable’ and could keep Pardew in a job for a few months longer. I hold no strong feelings either way, but it’s true that he’s lost the fans; it’s like when Souness limped on for a few months beyond the point at which he should’ve been shown the door – and the football is about as bad, too.

    I do believe, however, that Benitez winning the Europa League has buggered any faint chance we might’ve had for appointing him as successor. Beyond him it’s all untried and untested managers who may or may not completely bugger things up.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    May 18, 2013 at 6:59 AM

    Comment #23

    Just sack him and put us out of our misery.

    He makes my life miserable, supporting my club is no fun with Pardew’s lousy coaching.

    He’s a loser.

  • headtheball

    May 18, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #24

    If he calls this season “giving 100%” I would rather have a REAL manager who could give their best. He is deluded if he thinks we are as stupid as him. Even Jack Charlton was better, wasn’t he? I despair of this regime.

  • sparky55

    May 18, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #25

    Worst possible news ever if correct. I’ve hardly watched any MOTD’s this year cos we’ve been playing so poorly and losing most of the time, and the footballers in the team hate playing for him so will no doubt leave in the summer now.

    You can see it now…as soon as it’s made official, 6 players will ring their agents saying ‘get me out of here’

    Keeping pardew means a complete squad rebuild…sacking him and replacing him with anyone who has penchant for playing a passing game could keep this great squad together and we’d have a great chance of being in that 5th to 8th group every year and competing in the cups and mebees in the odd year competing for 4th…but keep Pardew and we’ll be struggling every year playing hoofball to Andy Carroll

    Just the thought of it makes me feel sick

  • hdavid23

    May 18, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #26

    “He thanked each player for their efforts” EFFORTS? What efforts? I haven’t seen any one of them putting the least of effort in in any of our games this season…

  • numba9

    May 18, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #27

    His plan A in games are most teams plan C he has no idea about where players are better off and attributes, just seems stubborn towards new things . I know Barcelona only have a plan A but theirs is the correct way if your gonna have only one way like parsnips only way is oooof

  • N.ireland toon

    May 18, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #28

    Mr.newcastle… I cudnt agree more with u, it’s been a hard season to follow and enjoy the games with some of the tactical selections and decisions, but… Follow we will! If it pardew or joe blogs wel support them all the same! Howay the lads


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