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McClaren: Pardew, Palace lied about Coloccini interest

SoccerNews in English Premier League 7 Aug 2015

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Newcastle manager Steve McClaren labelled predecessor Alan Pardew and his Crystal Palace club as liars, regarding Tyneside captain Fabricio Coloccini.

Coloccini, 33, played under Pardew for four years, the majority of that time spent as Newcastle captain, before the coach moved to London in January.

Pardew moved to deny he had intentions of bringing the Argentina centre-back to Selhurst Park in a statement on Wednesday, but McClaren said the man he replaced at St James’ Park was lying.

Coloccini has signed a one-year deal to remain on Tyneside for the 2015-16 season.

“It went beyond speculation. Although people deny it [Palace’s interest], it is a fact. Don’t deny it, it’s a fact,” McClaren said via the Daily Mail.

“That’s affected ‘Colo’ in terms of there is somebody out there offering him a three-year contract. I think it was a distraction.”

Palace’s interest, according to McClaren, forced Newcastle to poll their players, with the votes overwhelmingly in favour of the defender, who debuted for his country in 2003.

“We went along with it [Palace’s interest] and had to make a decision,” McClaren added.

“I asked a lot of people in the squad, the senior players, and to a man they said they wanted ‘Colo’ in the team.

“They respect him as a player, man and captain. From then on it was a case of sitting down and saying, ‘We want you to stay’.

“From day one he always said to me that he wanted to finish his career at Newcastle.

“We had to make a statement and ‘Colo’ is back on board.”

Coloccini has made 222 league appearances for Newcastle – including 185 in the Premier League.

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