The Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has said that he has the full support of the boardroom despite the poor run of results, which have left the team just a few points above the relegation zone. Newcastle finished the fifth position last season and they almost qualified for the Champions League. This was extremely impressive considering that they spent very little money on new players and they had recently come up to the Premier league from the Championship. As a result, Newcastle decided to offer the manager a new eight-year contract at the start of this season.
However, ever since the former West Ham manager signed the new contract, Newcastle have been on a downtrend. The club has recently lost the last four matches without exception, which has left them near the bottom of the table. They are currently in the 14th position with just two points separating them from the 18th placed team Southampton. However, Pardew has suggested that he still has the full support of the Newcastle board and also the support of the owner Mike Ashley. He has said that the team will be spending some money in the January transfer window in the hope of reviving the ailing league form.
“The word from the boardroom is concern. We want to get going again and obviously do well. They’ve given me massive support this week in trying to help me get the result we want, almost asking me, ‘What can we do for you?’ At the minute there’s not much they can do for me, if truth be known. I think you have to earn the right to be able to cope with defeats,” said Alan Pardew ahead of the match with Wigan. Newcastle’s last win in the league game against West Brom more than a month ago.