Pardew 'I'm Still Under Pressure'!

07 October 2013 02:20
Social media platforms went into overdrive in the wake of Monday night's 3-2 defeat at Everton, in which the Magpies turned in a dreadful opening 45 minutes to trail 3-0 at the break, amid rumours that Alan Pardew had been relieved of his duties.

Pardew's future has been thrown into doubt by last season's poor showing, and some suggest a Newcastle defeat at Cardiff would have been the final straw for Mike Ashley.

And Pardew admits he and his managerial colleagues have little choice but to accept the spotlight their profession brings.

Asked if he feels permanently under pressure, he said: "Most Premier League managers are.

"I was with (Aston Villa boss) Paul Lambert yesterday and he was saying after their three defeats, everyone was giving them a lot of trouble.

"The social media as well makes it so much more difficult with all sorts of stuff being put on there, so there is more pressure.

"But you just have to cope with it, it's as simple as that.

"You have good days and you have bad days. I have been here three years and it's a tough job. But I enjoy it."

Source: Newcastle United Mad