Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew is renowned for having a cock-sure attitude, which is fine when things are rosy, but not so much when his team are struggling just like Newcastle United are at the moment.

The Magpies are comfortable in ninth place in the Premier League table, but on a wretched run of form which has seen them win just one of their last six games.

His touchline fracas with Hull City defender David Meyler last month has further damaged Pardew's reputation, the arrogant coach receiving a seven-game ban and £60,000 fine from the Football Association.

Saturday's 1-0 defeat against Stoke City prompted some Newcastle fans to call for their manager to be sacked, and after Pardew blamed the local press for fuelling their anger, he became the target of more negative headlines, this time in the form of a sarcastic 'apology' from a local newspaper.

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