Pardew hurt by fan criticism

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admits he has been hurt by supporters' recent criticism and growing tension at the club.

Last Updated: 08/05/14 at 12:03 Post Comment

Alan Pardew: Hurt by recent criticism from the Newcastle fans

Alan Pardew: Hurt by recent criticism from the Newcastle fans

The 52-year-old was jeered on entering his technical area during Saturday's 3-0 home victory over Cardiff, a result which ended a run of six successive defeats.

However, he is refusing to allow the pressure to get to him as he prepares for Sunday's final-day trip to Liverpool.

Pardew told the Shields Gazette: "Obviously, I'm a little bit sad about the situation, but my resolve has to be strong to make sure the players are ready for Liverpool. We need to go to Anfield and put in a top performance."

Pardew, who signed an eight-year contract in September 2012, is not understood to be in any immediate danger of losing his job, although he will have to negotiate his end-of-season debrief with owner Mike Ashley.

The Londoner kept his job after narrowly surviving relegation 12 months ago but this time around, the Magpies will finish no lower than 10th.

Should Pardew receive the green light from Ashley, he will hope to embark upon a major rebuilding exercise this summer with strikers Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong only on loan and Shola Ameobi out of contract.

A replacement for big-money January departure Yohan Cabaye, to Paris Saint-Germain, will also be high on his priority list.

Pardew said: "We need to make sure we start next season in the same position we started this season. We had a strong team and were challenging for Europe.

"But towards the back end of the season, we have not been that good. We need to accept that, accept the criticism and make the right calls."

Watch Liverpool v Newcastle on Sky Sports 2 on Sunday from 2.55pm

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m concerned as I have swore at football matches and whilst watching football on the TV. Am I also in line for an FA charge?

mufc phil
Wilshere charged by FA

I

m a big Rafa fan, but when he substitutes Ronaldo after 60 minutes of his first game, which Real draw 1-1, I don't see the Real fans being patient. He'll be gone before October is out.

the tree
Rafa quiet on Sterling and De Gea

W

hy no blog? that's my summer ruined. Can someone start a petition on change.org please?

myyoot
The New Dawn Gossip

Footer 365

Chuck Blazer admits facilitating acceptance of bribes at FIFA

FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer has admitted facilitating the acceptance of bribes over the awarding of the 1998 and 2010 World Cups.

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke insists he is not guilty

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke insists he is not guilty of any corrupt practices and sees no reason to stand down.

Benitez emotional at Real unveiling

Rafael Benitez refused to discuss Real Madrid's apparent interest in Raheem Sterling and David de Gea at his Bernabeu unveiling on Wednesday.

Mail Box

Does Anybody Care About Russia?

Do any of us really care about the decision to give the 2018 World Cup to Russia? We're not sure anybody does. We have mails on Blatter, Rafa and lots more...

Celebrate Good Times, But Hard Work Starts Now

The Mailbox is joyous over the impending departure of Sepp Blatter, but offers a reminder that problems remain. Plus title winners, CL play-offs and Nigel Adkins...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company