Newcastle boss Pardew: Coloccini best defender I've worked with

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew rates skipper Fabricio Coloccini the best he has worked with. Pardew thinks he does brilliantly.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew rates skipper Fabricio Coloccini the best he has worked with.

Pardew thinks he does brilliantly.

“He’s a Rolls Royce player and a Rolls Royce person too,” the manager told The Journal. “He’s a really nice fella. I’d seen him play internationally a few times and a few times for Newcastle before I came here, but you never appreciate what sort of player they are until you have spent three weeks with them on the training ground.

“I was pleasantly surprised at what a hardworking, disciplined footballer he was. This year he has been outstanding. I would definitely say he has been our best player. He’s probably unfortunate he isn’t getting selected for the national team.

“He’s the best centre-back I’ve worked with.”

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