Newcastle's record goalscorer Alan Shearer is to return to the club as manager for the remainder of the season.
The Magpies are currently 18th in the Barclays Premier League, two points from safety with eight matches remaining to secure their top-flight future.
Shearer will take over from caretaker boss Chris Hughton, who himself was standing in for Joe Kinnear who is recovering from heart bypass surgery.
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