Glenn Roeder has resigned as Newcastle boss after reaching the point of no return.

PA Sport understands the 51-year-old parted company with the club on Sunday after 15 months in charge at St James´ Park including his spell as caretaker.

He made his decision in the wake of Saturday´s dismal 2-0 home defeat by Blackburn which ended the Magpies´ faint hopes of claiming the Intertoto Cup route into Europe for the second successive season. The club are yet to confirm Roeder´s departure, although are expected to do so within hours.

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