Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has dismissed suggestions that he is about to get the sack from owner Mike Ashley after a poor start to the season. Pardew managed to get to the club into the fifth place in the Premier league after coming from the Championship. They, however, struggled to replicate that good form last season and they almost were relegated to the championship. After overseeing a large turnaround of players, Pardew has been unable to get good results at the start of the season as well. His team defeated 3-2 by Everton on Monday night, but the result looked extremely bad at half-time.
After a great performance from Chelsea’s on loan striker Romelu Lukaku, Everton were leading 3-0 going into the half-time break. It was only because of a late goal that the score was respectable for Newcastle. After the match, there were rumours that Pardew was about to get the sack ahead of this weekend’s fixtures. Pardew has rejected such speculation by saying that there is no truth in those rumours and that he has the full faith of owner Mike Ashley. Ashley witnessed the poor display from his club along with the technical director Joe Kinnear at Goodison Park.
Newcastle have a tough run of fixtures starting with the match against Cardiff during the weekend.
“It’s the old saying that you can’t keep all the people happy all of the time. Well, I can’t keep any of the people happy any of the time! Most of that rumour (of his sacking) started on social media, probably by young fans or whoever, and it makes some sort of headway. The only way you can deal with it, and I’ve been a manager here for nearly three years, is you kind of have to cut yourself off and just focus on the job,” said Pardew.