Newcastle boss Pardew thanks Ashley for standing by him

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is grateful to club owner Mike Ashley for his support this week.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is grateful to club owner Mike Ashley for his support this week.

Pardew will start a seven-game ban at Fulham this weekend after his clash with Hull City midfielder David Meyler.

“It was a relief when I was told I would not lose my job. We all make mistakes. Mine was in front of millions of people. I regret it. I need to become a better manager from this. It has been a very difficult time.

“Mike acted swiftly, I accepted that and we move forward. The backing I have had from people within the club has been a big help. I was always going to accept the decision of the independent panel. I said that to my [legal] team before we went into the hearing.”

 
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