Newcastle United's Alan Pardew orders foreign players to learn English?

Pardew orders foreign players to learn English?
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Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew reportedly orders the French-speaking players in his squad to learn English by the start of the new season.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has demanded that his side's foreign players learn English before the season starts, according to a report.

The Magpies currently have 13 players who speak French as their first language in their first-team squad.

Pardew is frustrated by the communication problems that his players are having on the field due to their language barrier, so he has ordered them to learn English and has banned translators from the club, reports The Sun.

Newcastle signed six players from France in the January transfer window including Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yoan Gouffran and Moussa Sissoko.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew before kick-off in the match against Manchester City on March 30, 2013
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