Toon allow Pearson to coach England U21s
Newcastle have given the green light to coach Nigel Pearson to work with the England Under-21 squad.
The Football Association and Manchester City have been in talks over plans to appoint Stuart Pearce as manager on a part-time basis, and the Magpies will be happy to allow Pearson to assist whoever is in charge.
Roeder said: 'When Trevor Brooking approached me about Nigel when I was doing my Pro Licence at Warwick University last week, I told him straight away it was not a problem to us.
'In fact, I consider it a honour for Nigel Pearson and an honour for Newcastle United to be associated with the England Under-21 squad if that is what the FA are going to announce.'