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BREAKING NEWS: ALAN PARDEW QUITS
Alan Pardew resigns from Toon amid England negotiations
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has cut short his reign over the Tyneside club as he seems to be edging towards a contreversial move to the England hotseat. This leaves Newcastle preparing for the upcoming season looking for a new boss, in a campaign which sees them looking to stamp their authority in and around the top 10. Managing Director Derek Llambias had this to say. "Alan was a man that Mike and I loved working with and there is no one more deserving for the England job, there are no hard feelings. The important thing now is to kick on, get a new man in who will lead this club to success." There is undoubtably an air of dissapointment within the NUFC fanbase but also a great deal of respect and appreciation for their former boss.
Some Toon players took to Twitter on the subject:
@dannysimpson12 - "gutted to see Alan go, great manager and great person. need to kick on now '#pardewforengland
@TimKrul - "good luck to AP, unreal amount of respect for the guy, your work will not be forgotten.. hers hoping you get the England job #legend
Newcastle are understood to want to quickly name a new boss in preperation for this campaign. Names in the mix include Rafa Benitez, David Moyes, Sven Gorrn Erikson and former Sunderland boss, Steve Bruce.