Alan Pardew has admitted he is under pressure at Newcastle, after the team has lost their last five home games in a row.
Alan Pardew - under pressure
Of course there was a report in the Express last Sunday that said the Newcastle manager had to win the game on Sunday against Aston Villa, otherwise he would be fired.
But the club has come out and said there was absolutely no truth in the report, and have banned Express reporters from the media facilities at Newcastle.
And the manager has said he has taken a much tougher stance with some of his players, after their pathetic performance against Tottenham where too many Newcastle players seemed to have thrown in the towel before the end of the game.
This is what Alan Pardew had to say about the current situation:
“When you lose five home games at home in a row at Newcastle you’re under pressure.”
“Are my players seeing a harder, less tolerant version of me? Sometimes, yes. I never really shut the door on any player, but if it gets to where I feel it’s crossed the line, I’ll not be using that player as often as I did.”
Certainly another defeat on Sunday coupled with another poor performance would heap more pressure on the Newcastle manager, but we are hoping for a good performance and a win from the lads.
If that happens things will start to improve at the club.
We hope things will start to improve at the club.
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