Pardew confirmed as new Magpies boss

09 December 2010 11:00
Alan Pardew has been confirmed as the new Newcastle boss after days of speculation. The 49-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract and takes over from Chris Hughton, who was sacked on Monday. Pardew's first task will be to galvanise a dressing room stunned by Hughton's untimely departure and to persuade the club's disgruntled fans he is the man to take the club forward.

Source: PA