Alan Pardew has moved to reassure fans that Andy Carroll’s sale money will be reinvested, and allow for some big name players to be purchased by the Toon in the summer.
“I’m as sure as I can be that we will [spend Carroll's money],” Pardew told reporters.
“We’re in plans and negotiations with a couple of players out of contract in the summer.
“I understand the frustration with what’s gone in the past.”
Newcastle are only newly in the top flight after a shock relegation in the 2008-09 season. While they were able to achieve promotion immediately in their next season, the Toon currently sit at 11th on the Barclays Premier League table and are just four points from the drop zone as the season comes to an end.
Geordie fans are some of the most vocal in English football, and will be keeping their eyes peeled over whether they get a replacement for Carroll so the Newcastle squad can become the powerful side they once were. And Pardew is attempting to convince fans that owner Mike Ashley has this thought in mind too.
“[Ashley] doesn’t want to put his investment into this club to come here and lose games and be abused.
“I know Mike Ashley this well – there’s no point him paying for me and my staff to fly around Europe if he had no interest in buying players. Some of the expense is phenomenal. I genuinely feel he wants to say, ‘I got it right here’. Hopefully he’s going to prove that," the Newcastle manager said.