Newcastle: Alan Pardew unsure of future after 2012-13 season

Alan Pardew

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has admitted he does not know where his future lies beyond the current Premier League campaign.

The Magpies have failed to emulate last season's form, when they finished fifth, and are only one place above the relegation zone with two games left.

Pardew is keen to meet with owner Mike Ashley once the season has ended.

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

"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 have to accept that decision."

Pardew was named the League Managers' Association Manager of the Year for 2011-12 after leading the Magpies into the Europa League.

The former West Ham, Reading and Charlton boss signed an eight-year contract on the back of that achievement in September 2012.

However, the club has struggled to maintain their league form in tandem with the extra pressure of continental competition, and find themselves three points clear of danger with matches against QPR (away) and Arsenal (home) to come.

Five senior players were added to the squad in January, but injuries to key players such as captain Fabricio Coloccini and goalkeeper Tim Krul have left resources stretched at St James' Park.

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