Date: 26th June 2019 at 8:58pm
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Former star and current Fleetwood Town manager has taken to Twitter to clarify comments he made over the imminently vacant job at St James’ Park.

The Magpies have launched a search to replace outgoing boss Rafael Benitez after it was confirmed the Spaniard would be leaving at the end of his contract, which runs out before the start of next week.

Barton was interviewed on talkSPORT and asked about the possibility of him taking charge, with the Chronicle suggesting he would be keen on moving from the Fylde Coast to the north east.

However, the former midfielder clarified his comments on his personal Twitter account, saying: “Not entirely sure that’s true… That’s what I actually said!

“That’s the world of ‘click bait’ Media we live in now unfortunately.”