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John Carver appointed head coach of NUFC until the end of the season

John Carver Credit: PA

Former Assistant Manager John Carver has been appointed Newcastle United head coach until the end of the season.

Carver said: "This is a proud day for me.

"I have worked with, and learnt from, the best manager that this football club has had in Sir Bobby Robson. I know what this Club means to this city and its people. I believe in my players and the staff I have around me.

"I am confident that we can deliver exciting successful football and look forward with relish to my role as head coach of this great football club."

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Six months since MH17 disaster

John Alder and Liam Sweeney were traveling to watch Newcastle when their plane was shot down over Ukraine.

It is six months to the day since the MH17 disaster.

Newcastle fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney were travelling to watch Newcastle play a pre-season match in New Zealand on 17 July last year. Their plane, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, was shot down over Ukraine.

298 people were killed in the tragedy.

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De Jong pleased to resume training with Newcastle

Newcastle United vice-captain Siem De Jong has returned to training after more than four months out with a thigh injury.

Magpies caretaker John Carver confirmed that the 25-year-old had trained with the first-team and the Dutchman has since expressed his delight on Twitter:

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