Sam Appoints Adam Sadler Reserve Team Manager

Newcastle United announced today on their web-site that they have appointed Adam Sadler as their new reserve-team manager.

The young 28-year-old will replace fellow Geordie Lee Clark, who joined Glenn Roeder as assistant manager at Norwich City recently.

Newcastle have said that Adam will work closely with Terry McDermott at Newcastle’s training ground.


Adam Sadler – obviously has impressed Big Sam at Newcastle

Adam Sadler has already been assistant academy director and goalkeeping coach with Newcastle, and this seems a significant promotion for Adam. Looks like Sam Allardyce thinks very highly of Sadler, in his short time at Newcastle. Sadler took charge of the last reserve team game, a 1-1 draw away to Everton, on 6th November.

Sam Allardyce has also just recruited Paul Barron from Middlesbrough as his new goalkeeping coach, after Terry Gennoe was forced to retire from that role because of a chronic back trouble.

Sam wanted to replace Gennoe with Fred Barber from his former club Bolton, but it looks like the appointment of Gary Megson as the new Bolton manager put an end to that alternative.  Fred Barber worked with Gary Megson when he was West Bromwich manager and it looks like when Gary took over at Bolton, he decided to stay.

The staff under Sam Allardyce continues to change, and there’ll be more additions on the way. All we need now is a good run of results to get us back up there near the leaders.    😀

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • ToonKing

    Nov 13, 2007 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #1

    Jesus i read Adam Sandler 🙂

    Let’s if he does a good job with reserves as there are a few promising players in there.

  • Kash

    Nov 13, 2007 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Did anybody see the amount of staff that came walking following BSA (sky coverage) into the Stadium of Poo on saturday? There was nearly a staff member for each player!!!

  • Kash

    Nov 13, 2007 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #3

    ToonKing – We actually only have 1 or 2 promising players in the form of Donaldson and Danquah, i’m not too sure if Lua Lua will be the player he’s hyped up to be!

  • ToonKing

    Nov 13, 2007 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Well there is Troisi too, but that’s about it.

  • Leo

    Nov 13, 2007 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #5

    i read adam sandler also. haaha

    yeah i saw the amount of staff he had with him for the sunderland game, they obviously didnt do their job haha, joking, it will take some time for the regime to take shape and work well together

  • Leo

    Nov 13, 2007 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #6

    i dont know about adam sandler but the way we have been playing lately has been quite comical lately

  • Len

    Nov 14, 2007 at 4:36 AM

    Comment #7

    These are very important appointments and its good we are taking them seriously. I recall when BS took over at Bolton he spent 3-4 years avoiding relegation before they started to move up to mid table. It occurs to me that BS may be good at building a support organisation but not that good at doing anything himself. Kind of like Ronald Reagan without the charisma. This would explain why he needs such a large staff, why our current team lacks direction, and why he needs 3 – 5 years to get results because it takes that long to build the support organisation and get them functioning. We absolutely need to build a strong support group so fine with that. If I am right this means we are looking at 3 years of mid table at best while BS builds the infrastructure after which we make BS director of football and hire someone who knows how to manage a football team.

  • shearyadi

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #8

    I hope this Adam Sadler will not produced any other “commedian” type of players for Newcastle United first team squad. We need quality players from our own academy.


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