The Toon goalkeeper admitted earlier in the month his confidence was at an all-time low last season when Pardew brought in Rob Elliot from Charlton Athletic.
He went out on loan, fearing his Newcastle career was over, but he patched up his differences with Pardew in the summer.
Steve Harper: "He's (Pardew) done a fantastic job. Last season, had anybody said we'd finish fifth, I would have snapped their hands off.
"It shows the vision. The club have got a road map to where they want to be and that's what they've decided to do.
"The fans have really taken to him and hopefully, he'll be the man to bring us silverware."