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Last Updated: Wednesday January 09 2008 18:18 GMT

Allardyce leaves Newcastle United

Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce is no longer the manager of Newcastle United.

The 53-year-old, who had been in charge for less than eight months, parted company with the club on Wednesday.

Club officials made a statement confirming the news and thanking Allardyce for his efforts and wishing him well for the future.

A new manager for the Premier League side has not yet been appointed. Club officials said they would make this announcement "when appropriate".

Allardyce said: "I am disappointed to be leaving Newcastle United, but I wish the club all the best for the remainder of the season and for the future."

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