Newcastle have confirmed the appointment of Alan Pardew as the club's new manager on a five-and-a-half-year deal.
"I am honoured and privileged to have been given this opportunity at one of the truly great clubs in English football," said the 49-year-old.
"I understand what this club means to its supporters. Throughout the football world people recognise that this is a unique club in many ways, with supporters who are second to none in their loyalty, passion and devotion for the team.
"I'm not a Geordie of course, but I'm a football person with a love of the game and I can assure you I bring great drive, desire and commitment to the job. Chris Hughton did a great job last season, guiding the club back to the Premier League, and he continued that good work this season. It is my aim to build on that now and take this club forward.
"I have always managed teams that have played attacking positive football, something I know the supporters here appreciate. At the same time I intend to focus on developing exciting young players through the club's excellent Academy and development squad, and I know the board here at St James' Park are very committed to that too."
The 49-year-old Alan Pardew has previously managed Southampton, Charlton, West Ham and Reading.