Newcastle boss Pardew: My toughest time here

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits he's in the middle of his toughest time on Tyneside after defeat at Southampton.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits he's in the middle of his toughest time on Tyneside after defeat at Southampton.

The Magpies boss will reach his two-year anniversary at St James’ Park next month.

When asked if this was his most difficult period in the hotseat, he told the Evening Chronicle: “For sure – there’s no doubt about that. We’re really having to fight. When we conceded the goal, we showed a little bit of spirit but it was too little, too late.

“We could have had an equaliser at a crucial time with Vurnon Anita. Their goalie made a great save from Davide Santon.

“But it was too little, too late, really.”

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