Alan Pardew has been charged with the task of bringing sustained success to Newcastle after being handed a new eight-year contract.

Pardew, assistant John Carver, coach Steve Stone and goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman have all signed new long-term deals. Managing director Derek Llambias revealed owner Mike Ashley had made the decision in a bid to establish the kind of stability he has seen at Manchester United and Arsenal on Tyneside.

Llambias said: "If you look at clubs like Manchester United and Arsenal, Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have shown that stability gives you the best platform to achieve success and that is the model we wish to emulate here."

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