Newcastle United are set to keep Alan Pardew as their manager for the foreseeable future despite the club’s supporters calling for his dismissal, according to the Guardian.
Pardew originally came under pressure towards the end of last season, as did owner Mike Ashley, who despite being at St. Mary’s Stadium to witness the protests, is unlikely to change the manager for the time being.
The likelihood is that Pardew will be in charge of the Magpies for Saturday’s home game against Hull City. He along with his backroom staff are all tied down to eight year contracts and although Ashley has begun to consider the 53-year-old’s future, sacking him could prove hugely expensive due to compensation packages agreed in September 2012.
Hull boss Steve Bruce has distanced himself with the Newcastle job after being linked over the weekend, and although more protests are expected in the game on Saturday, Pardew is set to stay until his position becomes untenable.
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