Pardew vows to carry on at Newcastle

With the recent appointment of former Magpies manager Joe Kinnear as director of football, the ex-Southampton boss insists that he will not follow Derek Llambias out of the club
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is adamant that he is not going anywhere following the appointment of Joe Kinnear as director of football.

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The Magpies confirmed the recruitment of their former manager to oversee playing style and transfers on Monday and, following the resulting departure of managing director Derek Llambias, there had been suggestions that the 51-year-old could also seek an exit.

After a superb campaign in 2011-12, which saw the Magpies narrowly miss out on Champions League qualification, further success was expected from Pardew's men last season but a combination of the distraction of the Europe League, injuries and suspensions left his squad unable to recapture their previous term's form as they spent the season fighting relegation.

Pardew, who signed an unprecedented eight-year contract in September, told fans via The Chronicle: "I'm staying to lead United back up the Premier League table!"

Kinnear, who caused embarrassment with a shambolic radio interview after news of his appointment was revealed, insists that the Toon manager was on board with his recruitment.