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Alan Pardew's ups and downs at Newcastle

Alan Pardew took over the Newcastle job in December 2010. Photo: PA

He wasn't popular with the Newcastle fans when he was appointed Newcastle manager in 2010 and four years on, many of them still want to see him go. Results on the pitch have been mixed though the team did qualify for the Europa League in 2012. But the former West Ham manager has had a habit of getting himself in hot water.

Pardew confronts assistant referee Peter Kirkup in 2012. Credit: PA

In August 2012, he had to apologise after pushing assistant referee Peter Kirkup during a match against Tottenham. He was given a £20,000 fine and a two-match ban.

Pardew has some things to say to Manchester City's Manuel Pelligrini in January. Credit: PA

But the trouble didn't end there - in January this year, he apologised again for a rant at Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Pardew's argument with Hull midfielder David Meyler in March led to a lengthy ban. Credit: PA

Two months later, the FA gave Pardew a seven-match ban and a £60,000 fine after headbutting Hull City midfielder David Meyler. The Newcastle fans turned on Pardew as the team won only five matches in the second half of last season. Despite that, they finished tenth in the table.

Many Newcastle fans have had a campaign to get rid of their manager this year. Credit: PA

The pressure on him increased this season when Newcastle won only one of their first nine matches. But a string of five consecutive wins followed and the club are currently tenth, ten points better than Crystal Palace who are in the relegation zone.