Newcastle boss Pardew to assess his future at end of 2012-13 season

The Magpies boss has suggested he may need to hold 'clear the air talks' with club owner Mike Ashley after the St James' Park outfit has secured Premier League survival
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has admitted he is unsure as to where his future lies come the end of the season.

With just two games left of the domestic season, Newcastle find themselves just three points outside of the relegation zone, a far cry from last season's fifth-place finish, and it would seem that Pardew is feeling the pressure.

Speaking to BBC Newcastle, the Magpies boss accepted that once the team was safe from relegation, he would look to hold 'clear the air' talks with the clubs owner, Mike Ashley, to discuss both his future and that of Newcastle United's.

"As soon as I know we're in this division, that's what I want to do with Mike," Pardew said.

"He can tell me where he's coming from and we can clear the air about how we want to take it forward. He could turn around and say, 'sorry Pards, see you later and thanks very much'. He could do that if we don't make it, he could do that if we make it. Unfortunately for me I'll have to accept that decision."

Ravished by injuries, the Magpies have struggled to balance the additional demands of Europa League competition with their domestic campaign, an issue that leaves their Premier League survival precariously hanging in the balance.

As the season draws to an end, the Tyneside outfit find themselves without three key players in Tim Krul, Moussa Sissoko and Shola Ameobi, but are hoping to regain some stability at the back courtesy of Fabricio Coloccini, who has returned after a 12-game absence.