While he admits there are differences between Pardew and Mourinho’s individual style, Santon admires the way Pardew drives his players on.
Davide Santon: “Alan Pardew and Jose Mourinho are totally different.
“But in their own ways they are very good managers.
“And like Mourinho, the manager at Newcastle has always got that will to win every game and take the club forward.
“I like working with the manager at Newcastle.
“He has placed trust in me and I hope I can return that trust by playing well in the next few games.
“I have a great relationship with my team-mates.
“I am enjoying it here.
“I now realise that the game in England is more physical compared to Serie A, and I have adapted to that.
“I feel it’s going well for me.
“I’m happy with the performance on Saturday because at the end of the day the defence didn’t let any goals in.
“But I realise that against West Bromwich Albion, it must be a better game for us.
“I’m really happy at the moment. The fans are fantastic to me personally.
“I feel that things are going well.”