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Newcastle United have parted company with their manager Chris Hughton following the club’s 3-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion yesterday.

A statement on the Newcastle website said: “The board would like to place on record their thanks to Chris for his considerable efforts during the club’s transition from Championship to Premier League football. Chris has shown exceptional character and commitment since being appointed manager in October 2009. The club wishes him well for the future.

“Regrettably the board now feels that an individual with more managerial experience is needed to take the club forward. The task of appointing a new manager now begins. An announcement will be made shortly regarding transitional arrangements pending the appointment of a successor”

Hughton’s future at Newcastle had been subject to speculation after chairman Mike Ashley stalled on renewing a contract which expired at the end of this season.

The sacked manager kept his players in the dressing room for over an hour following their lacklustre performance against West Brom yesterday. His dismissal follows a number of impressive results this seaon, including a 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea, a 1-0 win against Arsenal at the Emirates, a 5-1 victory against local rivals Sunderland in October and a 6-0 win over Aston Villa in August.

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