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Newcastle in no rush to name new boss

January 21, 2015 08:03:05 UK

Alan Pardew left Newcastle United to join Crystal Palace.

Newcastle United many not name a permanent successor to Alan Pardew until the summer as they are determined to appoint the right man.

Pardew opted to leave Tyneside to become manager at Crystal Palace, 5.50 to be relegated this season, and has guided the Eagles to Premier League victories against Tottenham and Burnley this month.

Former Lyon boss Remi Garde, Ajax’s Frank de Boer, St Etienne manager Christophe Galtier, Derby County’s Steve McClaren and ex-Mainz chief Thomas Tuchel have all been linked with the Newcastle vacancy but John Carver remains in temporary charge for the foreseeable future.

Newcastle are without a game this weekend following their FA Cup third-round exit, but managing director Lee Charnley has warned the club’s fans that an appointment is not imminent.

“We’ve got a number of options, clearly my preference is to try and find someone to bring in now,” he said.

“However, because it will be a long-term commitment, if I have to wait until the summer for what I believe is the right individual, then I would rather wait than actually take someone now who I think isn’t the best fit.

“I’m not going to take someone who is free and available now if we have a better option and options by waiting until the end of the season.

“I know that won’t be an entirely popular point of view, but for me that is the most sensible thing to do. It is about the medium to long term and ensuring we get the ‘right one’.”

Newcastle are 2.37 to finish in the top half of the Premier League table this season.

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