Mike Ashley is NOT holding Newcastle United back - ex-Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce

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Former Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has revealed he does not believe want-away Mike Ashley is holding rivals Newcastle United back.

Ahead of his Everton side's trip to St James's Park tomorrow, he praised Ashley's honesty, despite the fact he got sacked by the Sports Direct tycoon in 2008.