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Alan Pardew is 'pretty confident' he will stay on as Newcastle United manager after ending the season with a 1-0 home defeat by Arsenal.
Newcastle finished fifth 12 months ago, but have endured a disappointing campaign this time around after being involved in the relegation scrap.
Though the Magpies went into the final day with their survival secured, Pardew's side were unable to end on a winning note after Laurent Koscielny's goal secured UEFA Champions League qualification for Arsenal.
There has been plenty of speculation about Pardew's future but, after signing an eight-year contract earlier in the season, he expects to remain at the helm.
Asked about his own future after a 16th-placed finish, Pardew said: "I'm pretty confident I'll be the manager here.
"I love being the manager and I will be speaking to [owner] Mike [Ashley] and [managing director] Derek [Llambias] this week to make sure we get a response and the right reaction."
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