Hughton leaves Newcastle United

Newcastle have parted company with manager Chris Hughton, the Barclays Premier League club confirmed this afternoon.

The 51-year-old leaves the club just seven months after guiding them back into the top flight and with them sitting 11th in the table.

They were beaten 3-1 at West Brom yesterday, a result which looks to have brought Hughton's time with the club to an end, just over a month after they beat bitter rivals Sunderland 5-1 and won 1-0 at Arsenal.