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Pardew wanted Shola to stay as Newcastle player-coach

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew wanted to add Shola Ameobi to his coaching staff this season, it has been revealed.

The Evening Chronicle says Pardew floated the idea of promoting Ameobi into a player-coach role.

But the striker eventually left for Turkish football at Gaziantep Büyük?ehir Belediyespor.

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