Shearer: Pardew could go

  • Last Updated: March 2 2014, 8:37 GMT

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer feels it will be very difficult for manager Alan Pardew to keep his job at the club.

Alan Pardew: Position as Newcastle manager is in doubt, according to club legend Alan Shearer
Alan Pardew: Position as Newcastle manager is in doubt, according to club legend Alan Shearer

The Newcastle boss was sent to the stands after appearing to headbutt midfielder David Meyler during the 4-1 win for his side at the KC Stadium on Saturday.

Pardew has since been fined £100,000 and issued with a formal warning by the club but Shearer feels there may be further action taken at St James' Park.

"What on earth can Alan Pardew say to his players when they misbehave?" Shearer said. "I have never seen anything like that before, ever.

"Frankly I wouldn't be surprised, and I don't think anybody will be surprised at all, if Alan Pardew were to resign over this.

"Even if he doesn't want to resign, the club might be saying to him, "We might be doing you a favour - you resign rather than us sack you", because that will have to be in his thinking also.

"It will be very difficult for him to keep his job now."

Another former Newcastle manager, Graeme Souness, also feels there could be further repercussions for Pardew.

Souness, a Sky Sports pundit, said: "That is a sackable offence. I've been frustrated and upset by a number of things, but I've never gone down that road."


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