Alan Pardew: I'm the boss at Newcastle United
Despite question marks hanging over his post, Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew, has insisted that he remains in charge of the team and is looking forward to working with Joe Kinnear, who has been recently appointed as the director of football at the club.
Earlier Joe Kinnear had described his role with the club as “the senior executive in charge of all football-related matters.”
He said: “As the manager of the football club – which I am – I think it’s very, very important that the fans and the players know that I am managing this football team. That’s my contract and that’s what I’m going to do.”
Pardew also told that the emphasis would be on improving from last season’s disappointing finish.
He added: “There has been a change above me in that Derek has now left the football club, and I want to thank him for the job he did here.
“He was terrific for me and the team, and now we have Joe Kinnear in that role, and I hope Joe can influence Mike to a degree and we can bring in some great players here.
“Me and Graham will put them there and hopefully Joe can get them over the line and if that’s the case, then hopefully we will have a good scenario out of all this bad publicity that we have had.
“The most important thing is we have a successful season because last year, we didn’t.”