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'Pardew announcement was great for the club, uncertainty affects us all'

Newcastle United assistant manager John Carver said the announcement that Alan Pardew will stay on as manager next season was 'great' for the club.

He said: "He's a top manager and a top coach and he's had to work under some difficult circumstances but what I will say is that everyone's stuck together and been strong."

Speaking about the potential signings of new players this summer, he told ITV Tyne Tees: "I don't think it's rocket science that we need to bring players in, but how many I don't know."

NUFC's John Carver supports charity golf day

Celebrities travelled far and wide for the Children's Heart Unit charity golf day in Northumberland.

For Newcastle United assistant manager John Carver, there wasn't quite so far to go.

The Close House Hotel, where the event was held, is his local club.

But he said he would have been there, regardless of the distance, to support the charity.

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Shearer on NUFC: "I hope the owner gives the manager some money to spend"

Alan Shearer has voiced his support for Alan Pardew after Newcastle confirmed the manager will continue next season.

The former Newcastle striker was speaking at a charity golf day in Northumberland in aid of the Children's Heart Unit and the Freeman Hospital.

He told ITV Tyne Tees: "You can't sell your best player and not replace him and I think that's why everyone was so unhappy."

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