Retiring Everton man on those that guided his career - and what he learned from Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes
The France international, who has been linked with Roma, PSG and Manchester United, is no longer flavour of the month at St James' Park writes Martin Hardy
Will the return of the 'Special One' be a success or end in tears?
The captain’s role has diminished with the emphasis on the coach
The utterance from Alan Pardew two weeks ago was just about as damning as anything he has said as Newcastle United manager. "For the first time since I have been here, he has shown signs of life."
Rodgers can only yearn for the striking potential of other teams
Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias is confident the events of the past fortnight have helped to secure the long-term future of the club.
England in bright mood under their new manager as coach puts his boots back on
Newcastle United 2 Aston Villa 1
Cup mind games begin as Ferguson locks horns with his opposite number at City
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew and his scouting team have started to identify potential targets for a summer recruitment drive.
The Newcastle manager Chris Hughton faces a Premier League baptism of fire as his team take on Manchester United
Fan's eye view: At last, they were a proper football crowd, screaming, squealing, no longer fated to lose
Given Rio Ferdinand's first tournament experience ended with England being feted at Luton airport despite being knocked out in the last 16 at France 98, it was perhaps refreshing to hear the England captain set the bar high yesterday.
The Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton has warned the club will have to take a realistic approach as they prepare for life back in the Barclays Premier League.