Magpies confirmed their top-flight status following win at QPR on Sunday.
Under-pressure Newcastle United head coach Alan Pardew looks like keeping hold of his job at St James’ Park next season, says the Daily Mirror.
The Magpies have been fighting relegation to the Championship for most of this year as the club have struggled badly for form, especially on their travels in the Premier League.
And combined with their draining and seemingly never-ending, but highly-successful, Uefa Europa League campaign that also sapped the players’ energies, Pardew and Co were only able to confirm their Premier League status following a 2-1 win at already-relegated Queens Park Rangers on Sunday afternoon.
Now Pardew can relax ahead of the north-east club’s final top-flight fixture, at home to Uefa Champions League-chasing Arsenal on Sunday, before putting in place recruitment plans for the next campaign alongside chief scout Graham Carr.
Pardew has won 44 of the 119 games that he has been in charge at Newcastle since arriving at St James’ in December 2010 as a replacement for the sacked Chris Hughton.