Wise Appointed to Executive Management Role


Newcastle United have clarified the position Dennis Wise will take, and it’s not as Director of Football or Assistant Manager, but a new one of an Executive Management role at Newcastle.

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Chris Mort – appointing Executive Management Positions at Newcastle

Chris Mort will will be making several of these appointments in the next few weeks at the Newcastle club. Apparently Kevin Keegan knew all about these positions Chris Mort would be making, to help with the efficient running of the club.

Kevin was said to be enthusiastic about the new structure, and this, amongst other things attracted Kevin back to Newcastle, under Chairman Chris Mort and new enthusiastic Owner Mike Ashley.

But this position also has to be an important one, if Mort is willing to pay Wise £1M a year to serve in the position. That is reported to be 4 times the compensation Dennis was making at Leeds United, as their manager.

These positions will not impinge in any way on Kevin Keegan’s position, who continues to be totally responsible for the running of the first team at the club.

Dennis will not be the last one appointed, but it seems as though Dennis will be working with the Newcastle Board of Directors, on how to run the club efficiently, plus some recruitment responsibilities possibly.

Kevin Keegan, when asked about the position today, said the question should be put to Chairman Mort, who is away on business until Wednesday of this week. We would expect a statement to be issued from the club shortly on these new important executive positions. This is what Kevin told Sky Sports:

That’s a question for Chris Mort, the Chairman to answer when he gets back – he’s back on Wednesday.”

“I’ve been concentrating on getting the team ready for Arsenal tomorrow.”

Mr. Oliver, the Manager of Communications at Newcastle United, has told Sky Sports, that Wise’s position will be an executive management appointment.

It seems to us they are like Director of Football positions. but there will be several appointments made. We really need to know how these will work, since this seems to be a totally new structure for the club, that we haven’t seen executed elsewhere.

Comments welcome.


67 comments so far

  • dylan2k7

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #1

    first comment

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  • Taiwan Toon

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #2

    This makes sense to me. 🙂

    It’s nice to learn that he is actually not the first signing of King Kev’s.

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed what does that mean “Kevin Keegan when asked today said that the question should be put to him, and we would expect a statement to be issued from the club”…..?

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  • Sue Massey

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #4

    I found your site on google blog search and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. Just added your RSS feed to my feed reader. Look forward to reading more from you.

    – Sue.

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  • Lynda

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #5

    This sounds totally random to me. Can’t wait for an explanation.

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  • keegan

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #6

    it is clear the only reason why a young manager would leave a club management job to not have a say at his new club

    MONEY

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Well at least there is some good news…!

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11095_3084832,00.html

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  • keegan

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #8

    this is another of crazy chris morts decisions

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  • keegan

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #9

    excutive he is a footballing man not a business man. he will prob be getting paid lots of money for doing fook all just like half our squad

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Black and White Blood – Kevin was interviewed on Sky Sports and said something like:

    “You should ask Chris Mort about that. I’ve been concentrating on the game tomorrow at Arsenal”

    That’s almost exactly what he said and it suggested he knew exactly what the position was but it was nothing to do with him – or the playing side of the club.

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  • wayne

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #11

    keegan what crazy decisions has chris mort made?

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  • cooldj

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #12

    errr wtf

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  • wayne

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #13

    comment 8

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  • Martin

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Why the feck’s sake can’t we be more positive! I’m as baffled as the next bloke as to Wise’s appointment but if KK said he knew about it before he joined then what’s the problem? Wise has said publicly that he’s fed up with the day to day management side of football. He still lives in London and he’s supposed to be looking at developing the scouting and youth side of the club. At what point will that interfere with KK?

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  • Kash2

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Keegan – You make some crazy comments and not constructive at all. One more and i will start using bad language at you again!

    I read somewhere we’re going to be bringing Real Madrids International Scout too. He’s English apparently, so I wonder how Wise and the new scout will work together. It must be something to do with a young player policy like Arsenals! I think Gilles Grimandi does a similar role to Wise at Arsenal!

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  • ToonKing

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #16

    this sounds very interesting buy i need a little bit more info on this new structure.

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  • Tooner

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #17

    I’m confused as hell why we appointed Wise to any position, the bloke is a total cu**.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Kash 2 – I read that too. Rather have an Ajax scout but ill settle for Real Madrid.

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  • Black Caesar

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #19

    Sheer madness. Something much worse than Fat Freddie Shepherd maybe upon us! Denis Wise????? OMG!!!!

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  • keegan

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #20

    chris mort signed kadar. and he is in talks with steven carr over a new contract anybody who has seen steven carr play will know he shouldnt get a new contract he should have his contract ripped up and this wise signing there is something not right about it

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  • Black Caesar

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #21

    If Keegan knew so much about it beforehand and he supports the decision, wht couldnt he tell everybody what the position entails?????

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Ed – Thanks appreciate update..

    Martin – Do you believe this to be the case, if KK’s ok with it so am I. Would be good if this appointment was as head of recruitment. My only concern is KK authority being questioned!

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  • Black Caesar

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #23

    Gilles Grimandi is very educated actually, up to masters degree level even. It makes sense to appoint him to an executive position, but Denis Wise?????? This would be laughable if it wasnt dead serious…….

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  • ToonKing

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #24

    keegan–your really starting to piss me off…………….

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  • Martin

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #25

    Cos if it’s an executive position then it’s Not Keggans JOB to talk about it.

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #26

    @Keegan new contract for Carr, why not Taylor..?

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  • keegan

    Jan 28, 2008 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #27

    kash2-

    your the clown who believes every story you read you mug

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  • wayne

    Jan 28, 2008 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #28

    does anyone think for one minute that kk would not know of this appointment imean what would be the point

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 28, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #29

    Keegan and Kash2-
    Come on lads keep it calm – had enough bad news today!!!

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  • Martin

    Jan 28, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #30

    Black and White Blood – do you really think Keegan would have taken the job if he thought the appointment of Wise would undermine his position? Also if he was unaware of the appointment then Asley and Mort are taking the piss out of him and do you think they would do that? After all the stuff thats been said recently? Black – so you have to have a degree to be an executive?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 28, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Fook all this talk i just want a bloody cm, i have nightmres about Butt playing.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 28, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #32

    Tanio would be welcome so would Smertin, Sidwell. Think of any more cheap cm’s with prem experience?

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  • yet_another_indian_toon

    Jan 28, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #33

    The pessimism around this appointment astounds me. If KK is being undermined, we will get to know about it in the next 2 weeks. Otherwise, having someone else who can sync up with KK and take some pressure off him is always a good idea. Syncing up and taking pressure off are the keywords here….

    Mort will be a fool to appoint someone to keep a check on a manager they recently appointed, they should and do have the common sense that the best way forward is not by shooting oneself in the foot.

    We always have praised Mort for most of his decisions/buys/sound-bits. I feel this one will work out well. Might be over tens of thousands of miles away from SJP, but it still strikes me as a sound decision.

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  • Mace

    Jan 28, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Once again we appoint a lad who we all used to jeer from the touchline, but who give a f**k the footy canna get any worse and at least Wise puts his heart into the job and shows a bit of passion.

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  • slayer

    Jan 28, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #35

    Why do we need this awful man? He`s been a `worky-ticket` both on and off the field for many years. An odious little creep as far as I`m concerned.

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  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 28, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #36

    Martin – Last thing we need is further unrest at the club. If as I said, KK was aware of this before accepting the position of manager, or alternatively he give full approval of this, then yes I can’t foresee any problem. That said, can we really happily assume KK known of this appointment, both you and I know that’s not always the case in football whether it’s commonsense or not. Furthermore, yes I posses a sincere dislike to Denis Wise as an individual. That said, I’m a realist and a true Geordie supporter and therefore support what ever KK feels is appropriate for the club to progress. Although, in my opinion KK did not seem delirious about the appointment – when ask he said ask the Chairman. Obviously I could be misreading such signals….!

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  • Kash2

    Jan 28, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #37

    @ TOm_Toon – Real Madrid haven’t really been that great in terms of amazing youngsters they’ve blooded. I can’t think of anyone they’ve signed on the cheap when young and brought into first team or sold for a profit!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 28, 2008 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #38

    Same, thats why i want an Ajax scout, but Real Madrid do bring in good players, whether the fee is big or small.

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  • valle

    Jan 28, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #39

    Let it settle peeps… No reason to see this as bad news just yet. For all i know this might be the new way to be successfull in the planning and signing department.

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  • Leo*

    Jan 28, 2008 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #40

    as long as keegan knew about it, perfect i feel its going to be a great investment

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