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EPL: McClaren delighted with new Coloccini deal

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini delighted new manager Steve McClaren by extending his contract to the end of the 2016-17 season on Thursday.

EPL: McClaren delighted with new Coloccini deal

London: Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini delighted new manager Steve McClaren by extending his contract to the end of the 2016-17 season on Thursday.

"From day one at the club, Fabricio has been a stand-out character and I`m delighted we have secured his future with us," McClaren told the club`s website (www.nufc.co.uk).

"He is a leader, hugely respected throughout the club and a top-class player on top of that." 

"I have been here for seven years and I love this club, I feel part of the family at Newcastle United," said Argentina international Coloccini, who had been linked with a move to rejoin former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace. 

Sunday`s game at home to Southampton will be McClaren`s first as a Premier League manager since 2006, when he took over as manager of England for an unsuccessful spell lasting less than two years. 

"I`ll be nervous," he said. "If you don`t have those nerves and expectancy then it`s time to pack it in.

"We mean business, irrespective of what happens on Sunday. We`ve stated that from day one."

With an eye further in the future, the club has also signed 19 year-old Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney.

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