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Magpies to finalise head coach shortlist

Ex-England chief Glenn Hoddle Credit: PA

Newcastle expect to complete the process of identifying potential replacements for Alan Pardew within the next 48 hours, with ex-England chief Glenn Hoddle in the running for the job.

Newcastle United are identifying potential replacements for Alan Pardew. Credit: PA

It's understood a list of around 10 potential candidates is being drawn up ahead of discussions early next week.

Sources on Tyneside insist that no-one has yet been approached and certainly no offers have been made.

However, it is understood that among the names which will be considered at this early stage are St Etienne's Christophe Galtier, former Mainz boss Thomas Tuchel, Derby's Steve McClaren, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe as well as ex-England chief Glenn Hoddle.

Galtier has already indicated that he will not walk out on his current employers this season, while Tuchel is currently taking a sabbatical and McClaren, who signed a new three-year deal last summer, has distanced himself from the vacancy.

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Crystal Palace confirm Pardew as manager

Crystal Palace new manager, Alan Pardew. Credit: Crystal Palace

Alan Pardew has signed a three and a half year contract with his former club, Crystal Palace.

The announcement ends a four year career in charge at Newcastle United.

In a statement, Pardew said he was 'absolutely delighted' to be the new manager.

He said: "Everyone knows my history here, what's important now is to move the club to the next level. I believe with the backing of Steve [Parish] and the board I can help achieve that and create some new exciting history for the club."

Chairman Steve Parish has welcomed Pardew back to Selhurst Park.

"We wanted a manager with a great track record and proven experience in the Barclays Premier League.

"In Alan we have both these things as well as a man who has great affection for this club and shares my determination to take us to the next level."

– Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish

Alan Pardew will take charge for tomorrow's FA Cup tie at Dover Athletic.

Palace will face the Magpies for the first time since Pardew's appointment on Feb 11 when Newcastle play away at Selhurst Park.

Pardew: It's been a privilege to manage NUFC

Alan Pardew thanked players, coaches and owner Mike Ashley for their support during his time at Newcastle United.

The club confirmed this morning that Pardew has been released from his contract - which was due to run until 2020 - to manage his former club, Crystal Palace.

He also had a "special thanks" for fans, some of whom were calling for him to go at the start of the season when the Magpies were in the bottom three.

"It has been a privilege to manage Newcastle United and I want to thank my captain Fabricio Coloccini and all the players, John Carver, Steve Stone, Andy Woodman, and all the staff, all of who have been outstanding servants to Newcastle United.

"A special thanks also goes to the fans for all their support over the last four years.

"I must also thank Mike Ashley and the board for their unwavering support during my tenure at the Club."

– Alan Pardew statement

Pardew confirmed as Crystal Palace manager

Alan Pardew is taking over as Crystal Palace manager. Credit: PA

Alan Pardew has been released from his contract at Newcastle United to take over as manager at Crystal Palace.

After days of speculation and negotiations, football's worst kept secret was finally made public this morning.

John Carver and Steve Stone will be in the dug-out for today's FA Cup third round fixture at Leicester City.

In a statement, Newcastle United said the search for a new head coach had already begun.

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