Alan Pardew has been manager at Newcastle United since 2010, and has had his fair share of trials and tribulations along the way.

The latest rumours to surround the former West Ham United manager claim his position as manager is under threat after a lacklustre kick off to the season, with the Magpies only winning two out of their six Premier League games.

They currently sit sixteenth in the Premier League table, and trail eight points behind leaders of the moment - Arsenal.

Rumours circulating on social networking sites claimed the St. James Park manager is ready to hand his notice in, but the longest serving manager in the Premier League has defended himself.

He was quoted on ESPN saying: "It's the old saying that you can't keep all the people happy all of the time. Well, I can't keep any of the people happy any of the time.

"Most of that rumour started on social media, probably by young fans or whoever, and it makes some sort of headway."

Pardew added that the only way to deal with the situation is to "cut yourself off and focus on the job."

He also said that once the wins start coming in, speculation will usually come to an end.

The rumours are believed to have been sparked by a meeting between the Magpies manager, the club's chairman Mike Ashley and Director of Football Joe Kinnear.

Pardew revealed what was really said at that meeting: "We had what we've been having for the last few games, just a meeting about going forward, making sure that we know exactly what we think the weaknesses are in the squad and problems we're having in games.

"They need the information to improve upon if we need to improve in January.

"Sometimes you have to talk about players whether they're actually going to grasp it or not I think these players will grasp it, we just need to give them time."

Newcastle had a fruitless summer for transfer - their only signing was Loic Remy on loan from recently relegated Queen's Park Rangers; but they loaned out five players, including Shane Ferguson to Birmingham and Adam Campbell to Carlisle.

The Magpies' next fixture will see them face Cardiff in Saturday's Premier League clash.

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