Alan Pardew
Pardew reassured over Newcastle future.

Alan Pardew will oversee a clear out at Newcastle United this summer having been given assurances over his future at the club.

Following a fan's forum with the Newcastle board on Wednesday it was confirmed that the under-fire Pardew would remain at the club despite growing discontent among supporters.

With his position stable, the Newcastle boss plans to reshape his side this summer and has already informed a number of members of his squad that they can move on in the coming months.

"I think there are some players here that need new clubs," Pardew said. "I'll be advising them that it might be better to move on."

Shola Ameobi, the club's longest serving striker, is likely to have already played his last game for the club as he nears the end of his contract. Midfielder Dan Gosling has yet to be offered a new deal and is edging closer to a move to Championship side Bournemouth while the future of Jonas Gutierrez is also in doubt after being shipped out on loan during the second half of last season.

It is also suggested French trio Gabriel Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux and Hatem Ben Arfa will be allowed to leave after disappointing campaigns.

Newcastle came under severe scrutiny in January following their decision to sell Yohan Cabaye to Paris Saint Germain without enlisting the services of a replacement. The club attempted to fill his void with Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier but neither the player nor his Ligue 1 side would entertain the idea of a move to St James' Park.

Although Pardew was spared the blame for the club's error-strewn attempts in the transfer market, his seven match ban for a headbutt on Hull's David Meyler and a run of just one win in their final eight games of the season saw fans calling for his dismissal.

But talk of an exit was quelled after the board responded to fans' questions, stating: "In addressing the document, the board stated that Alan Pardew will remain the club's manager," the minutes recorded.

"The board stated that incorrect media reports which claimed Newcastle United had contacted other individuals about the manager position were in the hands of the club's legal team."