Newcastle United powerbrokers are meeting to thrash out the reasons for a disastrous season.
The Mirror says Pardew faces a Wednesday showdown with his Newcastle boss Mike Ashley - and will be ordered to never let the club get into relegation danger again.
Sportswear tycoon Ashley will spend the day working out a way of fixing the Geordies' troubles - with Pardew and his staff, chief scout Graham Carr and managing director Derek Llambias all in the firing line.
Ashley is angry at Newcastle's failure in the Premier League this past season, after they finished 16th a mere 12 months after ending in fifth spot, but is also in a frame of mind to try to help his managerial team come up with solid solutions ahead of their summer holidays.
The indications are that Pardew will keep his job as manager - to the disappointment of some fans - and will make a plea to Ashley to tweak the transfer policy.