Russell Cushing Leaves Newcastle After 35 years

NUFC.COM are reporting today that they obtained confirmation that long-serving Russell Cushing, along with Ken Slater, have now left Newcastle United Football club. The changes in personnel are still continuing at the club.

We know Russell did a great job in the summer working with new manager Sam Allardyce and Sam frequently thanked him for his hard work.

We are sorry to see Russell leave Newcastle as he does provide club links that reach way back. He joined us in 1972 as assistant secretary from Norwich.


Russell Cushing – shown at the signing of Craig Moore in July, 2005

Former Chief Operating Officer Cushing and Finance Director Slater had remained at the club since the mid-May Mike Ashley takeover and provided good linkage between the old and new regimes. We think they did an excellent job for us over the summer, and thought they may stay at the club but they have now moved on.

Russell Cushing was the last link left at the club to the former regime of Lord Westwood, with the less said about that the better. To say Lord Westwood was just hopeless for Newcastle is to give him some benefit of the doubt 😀

Sam Allardyce gave credit to Cushing for his work in the transfer activity that saw the biggest squad overhaul for many seasons at Newcastle and has left us with the best squad we’ve had since the great Bobby Robson was at the club.

We wish both Cushing and Slater all the very best in their new ventures and thank them for their excellent work for Newcastle United.

4 comments so far

  • Rob kirton

    Sep 28, 2007 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #1

    I remember the mid 1970’s really well.

    We had Cushing on the board, Lee as manager and the team playing like the hammer house of horrors. If only the one eyed pirate Westwood had been called Vincent Price, we could have had the full set.

    It looks like a good time to move on and break all ties with those days

  • George

    Sep 28, 2007 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Many thanks to Russell Cushing, over the years at the club you have had to run after some god awful people running NUFC, and ones that would easily have let you take the blame when things go wrong. Now we have a real business man at the helm, the need for you is not as important.
    You would probably have spent your remaining years twiddling your thumbs due to the business accumin being brought in.
    You will do a great job for another club that needs experiance in the secretarial role. Good Luck.

  • valle

    Sep 28, 2007 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #3

    The great Bobby Robson… I like the way you put it and so true it is… Dont know much about Cushing tho.

  • hadrian

    Sep 28, 2007 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #4

    hmm , im pretty sure its him we need tobe thanking for getting all our transfers done in the summer , not sure how to take the news .


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