Alan Pardew insists he's the man for the job at Newcastle United.

Newcastle have gone from a top-five outfit to a bottom-five side in just six months.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "I went on a league coaching course this week and came away knowing how lucky I am.

"To be manager in front of 52,000 fans is great. It is a fantastic club - I love it here.

"There is nobody more determined than me to turn this situation around. Hopefully I can do it with my captain."