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What the back pages say on Tuesday, December 7: Alan Pardew heads betting for Newcastle job

07 Dec 2010 08:26:01

What the back pages say on Tuesday, December 7: Alan Pardew heads betting for Newcastle job

Big job: Pardew is tipped for the Toon DAILY MAILAlan Pardew last night emerged as the shock favourite totake over at Newcastle United as players and fans reacted angrily toChris Hughton's sacking. Also: Graeme Swann paid tribute to KevinPietersen after the part-time off-spinner took the crucial wicket ofMichael Clarke with the last ball of day four of the second Test. THE TIMESMartin Jol has emerged as the shock favourite to replace Chris Hughton as the Newcastle United manager, after the Dutchman's abrupt departure from Ajax by mutual consent last night. Also: Petr Cech has accused his Chelsea team-mates of lacking concentration and going missing during matches. THE SUNEngland were charging towards victory last night as Stuart Broad was ruled out of the Ashes series. Also: Mike 'The Grinch' Ashley has handed popular Newcastle boss Chris Hughton the sack for Christmas. THE INDEPENDENTThe next Newcastle United manager will be expected to accept that the club could sell highly-rated centre-forward Andy Carroll as the board faced a dressing-room revolt over the decision to sack Chris Hughton yesterday. Also: Gerard Houllier last night made his competitive return to Anfield six years after leaving as manager and, having watched his side eviscerated in the icy air, the Frenchman could be forgiven for wishing a similarly lengthy gap before his next visit. DAILY STARFormer Spurs boss Martin Jol is in line to replace sacked Chris Hughton as Newcastle boss. Also: Fernando Torres wasn't missed as Liverpool strolled to victory against struggling Aston Villa. Star man: Pietersen salutes the crowd after England's victory in Adelaide DAILY MIRRORMartin Jol was last night favourite to replace sacked Chris Hughton as Newcastle faced an angry backlash from players and fans. Also: Harry Redknapp is ready to take on the England job if called on in 2012 - because it can't be any more challenging than his role at Spurs. THE GUARDIANMike Ashley is poised to appoint Newcastle United's sixth manager in three years after dismissing Chris Hughton yesterday. Also: Michael Clarke has issued an apology on Twitter for failing to walk when he was dismissed off the last ball of the fourth day of the second Ashes Test. DAILY TELEGRAPHStuart Broad will miss the rest of the Ashes series after he suffered an abdominal injury during the fourth day's play in the second Test at Adelaide. Also: Martin Jol last night emerged as the front-runner to succeed Chris Hughton as Newcastle United manager after he quit his role as Ajax coach. DAILY EXPRESSSol Campbell says Mike Ashley has risked civil war in the dressing room after the Newcastle owner sacked Chris Hughton last night. Also: Carlos Tevez has vowed he will not quit Manchester City despite the emotional wrench of being apart from his family and his bust-ups with manager Roberto Mancini.   Explore more:People: Michael Clarke, Mike Ashley, Chris Hughton, Sol Campbell, Petr Cech, Harry Redknapp, Andy Carroll, Carlos Tevez, Stuart Broad, Martin Jol, Roberto Mancini, Fernando Torres, Gerard Houllier Places: Newcastle, Liverpool, United Kingdom


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