Alan Pardew has admitted life as Newcastle manager is far from easy.
Speaking at his first press conference since the transfer window closed with only loan signing Loic Remy have been added to his squad by director of football Joe Kinnear, Pardew acknowledged that the summer, and in particular the weeks leading up to the transfer deadline, had been testing.
– Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.
You don't take it in your stride. I'm not saying it's an easy job, Newcastle manager.
We haven't got the finances of a big team and therefore, it makes it difficult and a lot of the time, people cling to bad news when there is a lot of good news.
Hopefully there will be some more good news coming out of it shortly.