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Newcastle's Pardew: 'I hate the transfer window'

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew admits he hates the winter transfer market.

The January window is fast approaching and Pardew says he will not be relaxing for the entire month as some of his players, including Cheick Tiote, Fabricio Coloccini and Danny Simpson, are attracting interest from rivals.

Pardew also feels that only two managers can remain in control in the first month of the New Year.

"I should think (Man City's Roberto) Mancini could probably say that and possibly (Man Utd's) Alex Ferguson, but no-one else," said Pardew.

"I hate the window. All managers, whether you are in the second division and you are losing a player to the first, or you have a top first division striker and you lose him to the Championship, we are all the same.

"We could lose our players to the Champions League teams, so you are all on your guard.

"Players start maneuvering and agents - it's not a very nice period."

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