Mackay has no doubt that his good friend Pardew will last the distance at St James’ Park.
“At the start of the season Arsene Wenger was the man under pressure, then Paul Lambert and Chris Hughton. It’s water off a duck’s back for Alan.
“He’s got a good team and stability because his owner has given him a long-term contract.
“He has staff and players he has built over the last two seasons. He was the Premier League manager of the year two years ago and is very experienced.”
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