The Toon head for Hull on Saturday.
"With my LMA hat on, I'd have to say that up to this point, Steve is probably Manager of the Year," said Pardew.
"He's got another ten games to see that over the line but if you look at what he did last season and then factor in getting them to the position they are now, that's a fantastic achievement.
"Steve and his staff can be very pleased with what they have done."
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