Newcastle will now head for West Ham desperate for a win having taken just a point from their past three games in the wake of their Europa League quarter-final exit, and the man at the helm needs it as much as anyone.
Asked if he was still the right man for the job, Pardew told the Evening Chronicle: "Yes. We have had a really, really poor month in terms of results.
"Now we have to stick together and get through it. As I've said before, words don't win games. They are not important any more.
"The performance we put in was unacceptable. It wasn't good enough for us. We are aware of that and we need to put it right."