The 51-year-old has re-affirmed his commitment to the Magpies a day after seeing Joe Kinnear installed above him as director of football and managing director Derek Llambias resigning from his post.
In the most brief of comments, Pardew told the Chronicle: “I’m staying - to take the club up the league.”
Pardew’s silence in the wake of Kinnear’s appointment was interpreted as an indication of his disquiet at owner Mike Ashley’s decision, although the Toon manager doesn''t have the balls to stand up and make a fuss.
Pardew KNOWS he is in the ''Last Chance Saloon'', a blind man on a galloping horse can see it, and he also knows Mike Ashley is trying his hardest to coax him out of the job.
What we want is Ashley to tell us what is going on, but in typical fashion, we won''t hear a squeak.
Ashley has NEVER addressed the fans. He feels above it. And nothing will change there.
Once again we are in the dark.
Who will become Ashley''s "mouthpiece" now that Llambias is gone?
Let''s pray to God it isn''t Kinnear!
Llambias’s departure means further upheaval in the dynamics behind the scenes at St James’s Park, and it remains to be seen where Pardew goes from here.
His squad has (to date) not been strengthened during the summer, much to his disappointment, and now we hear Kinnear has scrapped the proposed signing of central defender Douglas.
Ashley backed a belated January rebuilding programme as an unlikely fight against relegation ensued, but the Magpies limped over the finishing line, and that was simply not good enough for all concerned.
Pardew’s future was a matter of some speculation as a difficult campaign drew to a close, and even he admitted he could be relieved of his duties.
However, he emerged from an end-of-season debrief still in post and ready for a fresh assault on the Premier League.
He had a meeting with Ashley, came away with a smug smile on his face saying "I''m staying", but he must have shit his pants at the weekend when Ashley announced Kinnear was now Pardew''s BOSS!
Llambias’s subsequent departure has added to the unfolding chaos and only time will tell where Pardew goes from here.
The majority of fans want him out ... but NOBODY wants Kinnear!
NEWCASTLE UNITED FIXTURES
All in all it's a good fixture list - and no matter how you dress it up, we have to play 19 clubs home and away, does it REALLY matter what order they come?
We go to Stadium of Shite on Oct 26, and the Mackems come to St James'' Park on Feb 1st.
Our Boxing Day fixture is home to Stoke; New Years Day away to West Brom; and we finish the campaign at Anfield on May 11th.
The season opens on Saturday August 17
New manager David Moyes takes his team to south Wales on August 17, before the returning Jose Mourinho's Chelsea visit Old Trafford the following weekend. A match at Liverpool follows for United on August 31.
Mourinho's men kick off the campaign with a match against newly-promoted Hull at Stamford Bridge, while there are also home games for fellow Champions League hopefuls Manchester City and Arsenal.
Arsenal are at home to Aston Villa. The north-London clash is the start of a testing opening to the season for Villa, who have a home match against Liverpool and a trip to Chelsea in the following two games.
Crystal Palace's first game back in the top flight is against Tottenham at Selhurst Park. Cardiff - Championship winners last season - start their campaign at West Ham then have home games against Manchester City and Everton.
Roberto Martinez's first competitive match as Toffees manager is at Norwich, while Merseyside rivals Liverpool start with a home game against Mark Hughes' Stoke.
Elsewhere, Paolo Di Canio's Sunderland start with a home match against Fulham, while West Brom face Southampton at the Hawthorns.
Hull's fans will relish their festive programme, with Manchester United heading to the KC Stadium on Boxing Day, while Manchester City against Liverpool is another tasty-looking December 26 encounter.
The season wraps up on May 11, with three of the expected title chasers finishing on the road. Chelsea head to Cardiff, Manchester United go to Southampton and Arsenal are at Norwich, with Manchester City at home to West Ham.
2013/14 Barclays Premier League opening day fixtures:
Arsenal v Aston Villa
Chelsea v Hull
Crystal Palace v Tottenham
Liverpool v Stoke
Man City v Newcastle
Norwich v Everton
Sunderland v Fulham
Swansea v Man Utd
West Brom v Southampton
West Ham v Cardiff
NEWCASTLE UNITED ...
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Saturday August 24
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Saturday August 31
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Saturday September 21
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Saturday September 28
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Saturday October 5
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Saturday October 19
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Saturday October 26
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Saturday November 2
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Saturday November 9
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Saturday November 23
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Saturday November 30
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Tuesday December 3
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Saturday December 7
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Saturday December 14
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Saturday December 21
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Thursday December 26
15:00Premier League Newcastle United Stoke City
Saturday December 28
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Wednesday January 1 2014
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Saturday January 11 2014
15:00Premier League Newcastle United Manchester City
Saturday January 18 2014
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Tuesday January 28 2014
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Saturday February 1 2014
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Saturday February 8 2014
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Wednesday February 12 2014
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Saturday February 22 2014
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Saturday March 1 2014
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Saturday March 8 2014
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Saturday March 15 2014
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Saturday March 22 2014
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Saturday March 29 2014
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Saturday April 5 2014
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Saturday April 12 2014
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Saturday April 19 2014
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Saturday April 26 2014
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Saturday May 3 2014
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Sunday May 11 2014
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WE TELL IT AS IT IS - NO BULLSHIT!
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