Pardew struggled to speak to supporters following Newcastle’s poor league start

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew admits how tough it’s been in charge of the Magpies during their poor run in the Premier League, reports the Shields Gazzette. The 53-year-old added how he’s struggled to talk to and look at supporters while United have continued to flounder in the top flight.

Pardew is the second longest-serving manager in the Premier League, but a host of Newcastle fans have held protests to demands his sacking from the club after a run of bad results in 2014.

“I’m not going to pretend it hasn’t been tough. It has been very, very tough to look our fans in the eye when I’ve met them in the street and listened to their frustration and complaints. We should be winning more games than we are.”

But a recent 1-0 home win against newly-promoted side Leicester City has given Pardew confidence that his side can build on their recent run of form. Newcastle are currently in the relegation zone, but have lost just two of their last seven game. After a tricky two games to come against Tottenham & Liverpool, the Toon Army have a quartet of games (West Brom, Queens Park Rangers, West Ham, Burnley) they’ll be hoping to amass points against.

“I’ll hopefully have a smoother run now in terms of being able to manage the football club without all the additional pressures that defeats bring. We have to be tough in this game. We got a win, and that helps,” Pardew added.

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