On Wednesday, news broke that embattled Newcastle manager Alan Pardew would remain with the club for the 2014-15 season.
Newcastle finished in 10th place in the Premier League, but after flirting with European places early on, the club slumped in the second half after the sale of Yohan Cabaye, and the disappointing spell was Pardew's seven-match ban for headbutting Hull midfielder David Meyler.
Judging by the response on Twitter, most were shocked Newcastle opted to keep Pardew. Newcastle fans weren't incredibly pleased, either.
Reports that Alan Pardew will remain in charge of Newcastle. It's ridiculous how many managers keep their jobs these days.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 14, 2014
Pardew staying. Thats one relegation place taken then— Heel Hicks (@krh944) May 14, 2014
Newcastle fans react to news Alan Pardew is safe in his job pic.twitter.com/BQ52QN3Chb— 101 Great Goals (@102greatgoals) May 14, 2014
It’s simple, we must kill the Pardew.— Callum Kane (@CallumKane__) May 14, 2014
Alan Pardew to remain as NUFC manager next season...... https://t.co/Oi3bkbNFsJ— GallowgateShots.com (@gallowgateshots) May 14, 2014
Alan Pardew must know Mike Ashley's dirty secrets to continue to be employed by Newcastle. What a terrible manager.— Chris Mckay (@Christoff_Mckay) May 14, 2014
Newcastle fans hear the news Alan Pardew will continue as manager... http://t.co/VPa4bLuBk0— Football Vines (@FootballVines) May 14, 2014