Pardew just focussed on avoiding relegation.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has admitted he no longer cares where his team finish in the table – provided they avoid relegation.
The Magpies sit six points above the drop zone with four matches left but 18th place Wigan have a game in hand over the Toon.
Saturday’s 1-1 draw with West Brom followed the dismal 3-0 home loss to neighbours Sunderland and some sections of the Toon support have called for Pardew’s head.
The former West Ham boss, however, remains focussed on the task of keeping the club in the Premier League, although says he does not care where the club finish.
“All we need to do is get over the line. I don’t care if we finish one from bottom, I really don’t,” Pardew is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“If we can get over the line, our fans know we have a good group of players. When everybody is fit and we can get one or two new signings in there we are a top-10 team. There is no doubt about that.
“We are having a season when everything has gone against us.”
Pardew also accepts Newcastle’s packed season, which has included a run to the Europa League quarter-final, is starting to take its toll as his injury list mounts.
He added: “You have to remember it was our 50th game at professional level.
“We have lost so many players to injury, we are missing [Fabricio] Coloccini and [Davide] Santon and [Tim] Krul.
“The impact on the group has been such we are having one of those seasons.”