Alan Pardew is expected to remain as Newcastle United manager and will be given a significant transfer budget to strengthen the squad before the start of next season.

Pardew appears to have survived another end-of-season review at St James’ Park as Mike Ashley, the club’s owner, recognised that some of the problems that led to a dreadful second half of the season were created by Joe Kinnear, the former director of football.

Kinnear failed to make a single permanent signing in two transfer windows before resigning in February. That left Pardew with a squad that lacked the depth and competition for places needed to sustain a top-seven challenge.

Despite widespread calls for his dismissal on Tyneside, both from fans and the local media in recent weeks, Pardew is expected to be given the chance to rebuild the side and improve on a terrible end to a frustrating season.

Newcastle were challenging for a European place at the end of 2013, but tumbled down the Premier League table, eventually finishing 10th after losing 15 of their 21 games since Christmas.