Papiss Cissé leaving training earlier today amid speculation surrounding Newcastle united's future management.
Newcastle are unlikely to make a swift appointment as they look for a replacement for manager Alan Pardew after ruling out Fabricio Coloccini as a candidate.
Pardew is set to be unveiled at the new Crystal Palace boss after the Eagles were given permission to talk to the 53-year-old following an offer of compensation. Pardew's assistant John Carver and first-team coach Steve Stone will take charge for Thursday's Barclays Premier League clash with Burnley and the FA Cup third round trip to Leicester 48 hours later.
Captain Fabricio Coloccini is the surprise name at the head of the betting to replace Alan Pardew as Newcastle boss should he complete a switch to Crystal Palace.
Pardew's departure to Palace appears imminent, with United on Monday night giving the London club permission to speak to the 53-year-old.
Having been at the helm for four years, Pardew is part of the furniture at St James' Park, albeit despite never really being a fan favourite.
Consequently his exit would leave a large void and on Tuesday morning Argentina defender Coloccini was the early favourite to fill it in what would likely be a player-manager role.
A popular figure on the terraces, Coloccini has made over 200 appearances for United since joining them from Deportivo La Coruna in 2008.
The 32-year-old has no coaching experience and would be a left-field appointment, but owner Mike Ashley - a billionaire businessman - has never been afraid to make controversial decisions.
Newcastle United say they have given permission to Alan Pardew to talk to Crystal Palace about their vacant manager position.
It has been reported there has been talks between the two clubs all day.
Pardew will not take training on Tuesday. John Carver, the assistant manager will take charge.
"Newcastle United can confirm that Crystal Palace have made a formal approach requesting permission to speak to Alan Pardew in relation to their vacant managerial position. Crystal Palace have offered compensation at a level whereby Alan has now been permitted to speak to them.
"As a result of this development today Alan will not be at training on Tuesday. Training will be the responsibility of assistant manager John Carver.
"The club will make a further announcement in due course."
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Newcastle United has announced that Jonas Gutierrez will play in an Under-21 fixture having returned to training following his battle with testicular cancer.
The 31-year-old was diagnosed in 2013 and underwent surgery in Argentina before moving on loan to Norwich for the remainder of last season. He made his health issues public in September. Since then, he has been discharged from hospital. He has been training and will play some part in an Under-21 Premier League Cup tie against West Ham on Monday afternoon.
"The Argentine ace returned to Tyneside earlier this month after overcoming cancer and, having taken part in training in recent days, will now make his playing comeback against the Hammers as an over-age player at Whitley Park."