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Alan Pardew Admits Question Mark Hanging Over Him

6 years ago
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Alan Pardew has said that he clapped the Newcastle fans at the final whistle on Monday night, to show that he respected their views.

The Newcastle manager was understandably given yet more stick by the travelling fans, with another poor performance by the players and a total lack of imagination and ideas from Pardew himself.

The United boss cut a depressing figure as he stood in the rain outside his dugout for pretty much the whole of the game, motionless in the main and seemingly clueless as to how to improve what he was watching in front of him.

“It is a tough job, it is tough where we are at the moment.

“The fans are giving their honest opinion and I looked at them at the end, clapped them to show them I respect their views.”

Pardew went on to admit that he now has a ‘big question mark’ hanging over him;

“There is a big question mark over me at this football club and the only way I can answer it, is to do the job to the best of my ability, try and come up with the answers.”

Then when asked about how secure he is in the job;

“I don’t know – it is my job really, to show to the players that there are 32 games left and to be strong, show resilience.

“We find ourselves in a position where we are not winning games and we have got to put that right.”

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