Newcastle sack Souness

Newcastle have sacked under-fire manager Graeme Souness with immediate effect.

The Magpies have won only one point in six Barclays Premiership matches and are only six points above the relegation zone.

A statement on the club’s website, nufc.co.uk, said: “Newcastle United today announced that the employment of Graeme Souness has been terminated with immediate effect.

“An announcement will be made shortly regarding transitional arrangements pending the appointment of a new team manager.”

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