Alan Pardew claims 'experience' has prevented Newcastle sacking

Alan Pardew

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has claimed three successive victories to alleviate pressure on his job.

The Toon boss had been under severe pressure since the start of the season, having failed to win any of the first seven games of the Premier League season.

However, a tough-fought 1-0 victory over Leicester revitalised spirits at St James’ Park, before a 2-1 comeback at White Hart Lane to see off Tottenham Hotspur has seen the Magpies rise to 10 points - just six off fourth place.

Pardew then capped his marvellous return to form with a memorable 2-0 victory at Manchester City on Wednesday night, clinching a League Cup quarter-final tie away at Spurs. The 53-year-old became the first man in charge of United to win at the Etihad Stadium, and the talk of Pardew becoming the first Premier League manager to lose his job has died down with the club on the up.

Speaking after the historic victory, Pardew addressed the media speculation that has seen the St James’ Park crowds plead for his dismissal all through the early stages of the season, claiming that his age and experience has gifted him more time to prove himself.

Quoted by the Chronicle, Pardew said: “It is a difficult question because I am in a position. Some managers do not get time.

“Some of the managers in the Championship, the decisions have been a disgrace.”

Pardew was one of the favourites to become the first Premier League manager to lose his job this season, along with West Ham boss Sam Allardyce. Whilst Pardew has taken until late October to cement his position and allay the pressure on his role, Allardyce has led the Hammers to fourth place in the the table, having registered memorable victories over Liverpool and Manchester City - and fans are now praising the once-criticised coach.

“Maybe Sam and I have more experience and have been given more time,” Pardew added.

“We believe in what we do, but young players will take time to settle.”

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