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.
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 Â£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 â€“ 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.