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Alan Pardew: 'I won't quit Newcastle United'

A defiant Alan Pardew vows to stay on as Newcastle boss for as long as he is permitted to.

Alan Pardew has said that he will not resign from his post as Newcastle United boss following last night's 1-0 defeat to Stoke City.

The Magpies went down at the Britannia Stadium in a result that leaves Newcastle second from bottom in the Premier League table.

The defeat piles yet more pressure on under-fire Pardew - who has not won a league game all season - but the 53-year-old is defiant and claims that he will not walk away.

He told BBC Sport: "It leaves me in charge of the team until I'm told I'm not. There's a lot of pressure on me and that's reflected in the team a little bit but I've got to be strong and resilient.

"It's out of my hands, I'm a professional manager with a contract and I'll continue to lead the team to the best of my ability.

"I'll probably speak to [Mike Ashley] tomorrow or the next day because this team needs to win games. We're losing games and I have to turn it around. There's criticism and mocking of some description and you've got to be strong and get on with it."

Peter Crouch scored the only goal of the game on 15 minutes, heading home from a Victor Moses cross to inflict a third defeat of the campaign on winless Newcastle.

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Alan Pardew manager of Newcastle United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Newcastle United at Britannia Stadium on September 29, 2014
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