North-east outfit only survived the drop on the penultimate weekend of the campaign.
Under-pressure Newcastle United head coach Alan Pardew looks like still being in charge at St James’ Park next season, despite the Magpies only just managing to escape relegation from the Premier League right at the end of the campaign, reports the Daily Mail.
Pardew, 51, signed an eight-year contract last year that effectively ties him to the north east for seven more years.
However, that long-term deal, which is understood to contain a release clause in the case of the club being relegated, for example, was agreed on the back of Pardew having just guided Newcastle to a totally unexpected fifth-place finish in the top flight last campaign.
This season, though, has proved a massive let down for the club’s supporters domestically, with Newcastle becoming embroiled in a long Uefa Europa League campaign that badly stretched their already thin playing squad.
But, with 44 wins to his name in the 120 matches that he has been in charge of the club since replacing Chris Hughton in December 2009, it is expected that owner Mike Ashley will give Pardew one more chance to prove his crictics wrong next season.