Gaffer’s position already under threat before first Magpies fixture has even kicked off.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is already fighting to save his job before the club’s season has even kicked off, according to the Mirror.
The former Reading boss is the bookies favourite to be the first have be handed his marching orders this season after his position was thrown into doubt over the summer by owner Mike Ashley when he appointed Joe Kinnear as his director of football.
The club narrowly avoided relegation last season and though Kinnear has insisted that he poses no threat, sources from inside St James’ Park have apparently suggested otherwise.
“Nothing has really changed since Joe Kinnear was appointed. People are looking over their shoulders,” the anonymous source said
“Everybody realises the manager will be under pressure and could do with a good start.”
The Magpies begin their Premier League campaign on Monday night with a tough tie against last season’s runners up Manchester City, and their schedule doesn’t get much easier after that with encounters with West Ham, Fulham, Aston Villa, Hull and Everton all following.
The side have made just one addition to their ranks in the shape of QPR striker Loic Remy, whilst they have missed out on landing Aston Villa’s Darren Bent, who opted to join Fulham instead and Pardew now fears that he will lose Yohan Cabaye with no time to replace him adequately.