Newcastle boss Pardew impressed by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa leadership skills

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is impressed by the leadership skills of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is impressed by the leadership skills of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

Pardew could hand the Frenchman the captain's armband this season in the absence of Fabricio Coloccini.

Pardew told the Evening Chronicle: “He’s a leader.

“That hasn’t really come out so far because of the language barrier. But you can see in him why he has been a captain at other clubs.

“And I wanted to reflect that.”

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