SAM ALLARDYCE has been confirmed as Newcastle’s new manager, as the close season continues to claim its managerial casualties.
Stuart Pearce was made to pay the price for a disappointing campaign at Manchester City, his sacking only just preceding that of Neil Warnock at relegated Sheffield United. Former England captain, Bryan Robson, is being lined up to pick up the pieces at Bramall Lane.
Success also has its price as demonstrated by Wigan hero Paul Jewell. Having kept the club in the Premiership, the manager walked out to take a well-earned rest from football.
Players, too, are already on the move, with England midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, reportedly packing his bags at Bayern Munich and heading for Old Trafford in a near 25-million euro deal.
Lastly, controversial Portuguese defender Abel Xavier, lately of Middlesbrough, is to play alongside David Beckham at LA Galaxy this summer.
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