Mort rejects Allardyce talk

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Newcastle chairman Chris Mort has moved to reject the speculation over Sam Allardyce's future.

Magpies laugh off Big Sam rumours

Newcastle chairman Chris Mort has moved to reject the speculation over Sam Allardyce's future. Mort insists the Magpies are not actively recruiting a replacement for the under-pressure Allardyce. Allardyce has found himself in the spotlight once again after a run of poor results which has brought the club just one point from a possible nine over the Christmas period. The likes of Alan Shearer and Martin Jol have been mentioned as possible replacements for Allardyce, but Mort has rubbished the rumours. "All this makes me laugh and I find all this speculation tedious," said Mort. "There is a different name every week and there is just no truth in it."

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