Newcastle accept Roeder's resignation

LONDON Mon May 7, 2007 1:18pm BST

Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder attends a news conference in Ghent February 14, 2007. Newcastle United have accepted the resignation of Roeder, the Premier League club said on Monday. REUTERS/Francois Walschaerts

Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder attends a news conference in Ghent February 14, 2007. Newcastle United have accepted the resignation of Roeder, the Premier League club said on Monday.

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LONDON (Reuters) - Newcastle United have accepted the resignation of manager Glenn Roeder, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Media reports on Sunday said Roeder, a former club captain, had quit after a year in charge at St James' Park.

"Newcastle United today announced that Glenn Roeder has offered his resignation as team manager with immediate effect and this has been accepted by the Newcastle United board, the club said in a statement on their Web site (www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk).

Newcastle were jeered off by their own fans after losing 2-0 at home to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday and are 13th of the 20 teams in the Premier League.

Sam Allardyce, who quit as manager of Bolton Wanderers a week ago, has been linked with Newcastle in media reports.

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