Newcastle hope to confirm the appointment of Sam Allardyce as manager following further talks on Monday.

Neither the club nor the Allardyce camp was commenting with negotiations at a delicate stage, although chairman Freddy Shepherd remains hopeful of unveiling Allardyce in days.

Newcastle are keen to finalise a deal, with Stuart Pearce´s future at Manchester City the subject of speculation.

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