Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has admitted that he was worried about getting sacked by the club last season.
Questions over the 52-year-old's future have been raised a few times at St James' Park, and Pardew himself has claimed that defeats to Liverpool and Sunderland last season made him feel uneasy.
"I remember there have been a few games in my career where I felt my job was on the line, but I managed to get a win and keep it," the Northern Echo quotes Pardew as saying.
"Here, I think the Liverpool and Sunderland games in April were a tricky time for me, and the QPR game at the end of last season was important as well, but I don't hide from that."
The Magpies currently sit sixth in the Premier League table after four successive victories.