Blow for Newcastle! Rumoured Pardew replacement "won't leave this season", says agent


The agent of Ajax boss Frank De Boer says his client won't be leaving amid rumours of a move to Newcastle.

A bitter relationship between Newcastle fans and manager Alan Pardew is finally coming to an end, with reports suggesting that the 53-year-old is on the way out of St. James' Park.

Fans have been calling for Pardew to be sacked for some time now, but instead he's on his way to Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.

Reports breaking tonight state that Palace have agreed a £2m compensation deal with Newcastle, and the former Eagles midfielder will head back to Selhurst Park in the coming days.

The attention will now turn to who will replace Pardew in the St. James' Park hot seat, and the second favourite is currently Ajax boss Frank De Boer.

The former Barcelona and Netherlands star has won four straight Eredivisie titles with Ajax, winning almost 60% of his games at the Amsterdam Arena.

A move to Tyneside would be surprising considering the recent links to Liverpool, but his agent Guido Albers told Sky Sports that there is no chance De Boer will leave this season.

"No contact to myself, or Ajax, from another club at this stage," said Albers amid the rumours of a move to Newcastle. "Frank will never leave Ajax this season," he added.

Tony Pulis remains the favourite for the job should Pardew leave, which seems like being only a matter of time if reports tonight are to be believed.

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