Eight year contract still good up in Tyneside.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been given reassurances over his job but has been told that the club need to finish in the top 10 next season, The Express reports.
Pardew is now the second longest serving manager in the Premier League and in September he signed an eight year contract extension at the club following the side’s good performances the season before.
However, this current campaign saw them hovering just above the relegation zone and rumours of a dressing room split had fans and pundits alike questioning the decision to offer such extensive terms.
But the club confirmed his job was safe after Newcastle’s managing director, Derek Llambias, highlighted the importance of stability after meeting this week with owner Mike Ashley and Pardew.
“We are now entirely focused on the forthcoming campaign, with the expectation of at least a top-10 finish in the Premier League,” said Llambias. “There has been a great deal of speculation in recent weeks but our desire is to bring long-term stability to the club.”
Pardew spent big both last summer and in January on a number of French based stars and has been told that he must guide the club into the top half of the table if he wants to avoid the sack next season.