The 51-year-old has re-affirmed his commitment to the Magpies a day after seeing Joe Kinnear installed above him as director of football and managing director Derek Llambias resigning from his post.
In the most brief of comments, Pardew told the Chronicle: “I’m staying - to take the club up the league.”
Pardew’s silence in the wake of Kinnear’s appointment was interpreted as an indication of his disquiet at owner Mike Ashley’s decision, although the Toon manager doesn''t have the balls to stand up and make a fuss.
Pardew KNOWS he is in the ''Last Chance Saloon'', a blind man on a galloping horse can see it, and he also knows Mike Ashley is trying his hardest to coax him out of the job.
What we want is Ashley to tell us what is going on, but in typical fashion, we won''t hear a squeak.
Ashley has NEVER addressed the fans. He feels above it. And nothing will change there.
Once again we are in the dark.
Who will become Ashley''s "mouthpiece" now that Llambias is gone?
Let''s pray to God it isn''t Kinnear!
Llambias’s departure means further upheaval in the dynamics behind the scenes at St James’s Park, and it remains to be seen where Pardew goes from here.
His squad has (to date) not been strengthened during the summer, much to his disappointment, and now we hear Kinnear has scrapped the proposed signing of central defender Douglas.
Ashley backed a belated January rebuilding programme as an unlikely fight against relegation ensued, but the Magpies limped over the finishing line, and that was simply not good enough for all concerned.
Pardew’s future was a matter of some speculation as a difficult campaign drew to a close, and even he admitted he could be relieved of his duties.
However, he emerged from an end-of-season debrief still in post and ready for a fresh assault on the Premier League.
He had a meeting with Ashley, came away with a smug smile on his face saying "I''m staying", but he must have shit his pants at the weekend when Ashley announced Kinnear was now Pardew''s BOSS!
Llambias’s subsequent departure has added to the unfolding chaos and only time will tell where Pardew goes from here.
The majority of fans want him out . but NOBODY wants Kinnear!
NEWCASTLE UNITED FIXTURES
All in all it''s a good fixture list - and no matter how you dress it up, we have to play 19 clubs home and away, does it REALLY matter what order they come?
We go to Stadium of Shite on Oct 26, and the Mackems come to St James'' Park on Feb 1st.
Our Boxing Day fixture is home to Stoke; New Years Day away to West Brom; and we finish the campaign at Anfield on May 11th.
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