Pardew to remain Newcastle manager

Newcastle United have officially confirmed that Alan Pardew will stay in charge of the club for the next season.

Reports in France last week suggested that Pardew’s future at St James’ Park had been in doubt following the team’s disappointing performance in the Premier League campaign, especially following the departure of midfielder Yohan Cabaye to Paris St-Germain.

The minutes read: “The board stated that Alan Pardew will remain the club’s manager.

The Magpies have lost seven of their last eight league and slip to a 10th place, with 33 points in 19 games.

Pardew, 52, who joined Newcastle in 2010 with an eight-year contract following a short spell with Southampton.