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Man City coach Fazackerley yet to hear from Newcastle

Manchester City coach Derek Fazackerley admits he's yet to hear from Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan about joining him at St James' Park.

Fazackerley says he is happy with his role and work at City after spending much of last season in front of a computer in an office after being sidelined by then manager Stuart Pearce.

"I have not been offered a job at Newcastle," said the former Blackburn centre half.

"Kevin is not the sort of bloke to go into a new job and hire and fire immediately. He didn't do that here with Willie Donachie after he took over from Joe Royle. The two worked together for a while before they decided it wouldn't pan out.

"Kevin will let the coaches up there have a crack at things and will then make his mind up.

"I haven't spoken to him about a job. What has been written and said is just pure speculation based on our previous working relationships with Newcastle, City and England. People forget that I didn't work with him at Fulham.

"In any case I am very happy at City to have been given the opportunity by Sven to get back out on the training ground and show what I can do and hopefully he has been pleased with my input.

"We are having a fine season and all that matters now is to keep that going until May."

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