Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits a “big question mark” hangs over his future of his current position, but hopes his side can turn their season around.
Pardew’s men are second bottom of the English Premier League table, winless through the six matches played this season in the Premier League after a 1-0 loss at Stoke City on Monday.
The 53-year-old has been under the growing fire of pressure and was jeered by travelling Magpies fans at the Britannia Stadium.
Pardew said he wanted to continue fighting for his job, and insisted he respected the supporters’ opinions.
“It’s tough where we are at the moment,” Pardew told a news conference.
“The fans are giving their honest opinion of what they believe. I looked at them at the end, I clapped them at the end to show I respect their views.”
“I’m not going to hide from it. I know there’s a big question mark about me being at this football club.”
“The only way I can answer it is to do the job the best of my ability and try and come up with answers. That’s what I’m going to try and do.”
Pardew said he was honest with the players post-match, as he wanted to find answers after his side struggled to create chances.
The former Southampton manager said he would consider making changes, even to the system.
“I’m not going to make any excuses. We’re quite honest with ourselves in the dressing room that we need to create more,” Pardew said.
“We had a big chance with Jack, who’s beating himself up about it. If that goes in, I think we all knew what we were going to do.”
“If we scored tonight, we were going to get the ball and try and get the winner because we knew winning is everything tonight.”
“We need to get a win. We need to get it quick.”