Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew insists all players are required to speak English at the club.

The Toon now have ELEVEN French speakers on their books.

On possible language problems Pardew said: "I speak to my French players and say I will speak in English and they all need to learn English very quickly for their education and for the team.

"We talk in English on the pitch. French dialogue can go on among themselves, but they have to understand English and understand me. One or two of them are a bit limited and need to practice."