Pearson blast for Newcastle over Allardyce dismissal

Nigel Pearson has slammed the decision to sack Sam Allardyce, insisting Newcastle United's rulers have undone the good work that was being done behind the scenes.

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Pearson said: "I have seen the hard work that has been done behind the scenes. That work has been put in for the long-term future. At a club like this the foundations have to be right."

Allardyce's former No 2 added: "The fans at this club want stability.

"I have been part of a regime which wanted to weather this storm, come out the other side, and affect long-term change.

"Potentially, this is a big club. But there is a long way to go before it gets back up there."

Pearson took charge as Toon were stuffed 6-0 by Manchester United on Saturday. He said: "I remember when Alex Ferguson was supposed to be just a couple of games from the sack.

"Now he has been there 21 years and look at what has been achieved.

"I feel very disappointed for Sam. He had a long-term vision. Now we're in the transfer window without a manager."

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