I can deal with criticism, says Newcastle boss Pardew

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew insists that he can deal with the pressure at St James’ Park, according to Sky Sports.

The Magpies boss has been on the end of criticism from some Toon Army supporters, as the club continue to battle against relegation from the Premier League. But the 51-year-old, who guided his side to a place in the Europa League last season, is certain that he is the man to take Newcastle forward.

Pardew said: “When criticism comes at a big football club like this, you have to be big enough and bold enough to deal with it.

Whether you’re the manager, the player, the chief executive or the chairman, it comes with the territory. I’ve got absolutely no problem with that. There’s only one way to deal with it, and that’s through performances. Me talking means nothing.

Newcastle are currently six points above the drop zone with four games to play – though 18th-placed Wigan Athletic have a game in hand on their relegation rivals.

Pardew’s men host Liverpool at St James’ Park on Saturday evening, where a win would take them to the 40-point mark which usually secures safety.

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