Newcastle Appoint New Director of Operations

David Williamson has been appointed at Newcastle United Football Club as the new Director of Operations.


David Williamson – new Director of Operations

David, 47, joins Newcastle United from Newcastle Racecourse, where he was the Executive Director for six years. His responsibilities at Newcastle United are said to be wide ranging and will relate to all business-related matters at the club.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, David has been resident in the north east for the last 20 years, and he becomes the latest recruit in Newcastle’s new-look management structure that Chairman Chris Mort is continuing to build at the club.

David said today:

“I feel very privileged to be working for Newcastle United.” “I’m delighted that my new role allows me to stay in sport and, just as importantly, to stay in the North East.”

“People in this area have a great passion for sport, particularly football, and my new role excites me no end.”

Newcastle United Chairman Chris Mort commented on the appointment:

“I am sure David will add considerably to the long-term development of Newcastle United.”

20 comments so far

  • brad

    Apr 5, 2008 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #1

    yo guys i missed game any 1 no a site for high lights

  • Spyro

    Apr 5, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #2

    nope, Sorry Brad

  • Simon toon fan

    Apr 5, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #3

    hi mate try you tube im sure someone will have the highlights from the game on there

  • Raffles

    Apr 5, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #4 is quite good for highlights, but you’ll have to wait a wee while.

  • chuck

    Apr 5, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #5

    What`s going on here, the club has an owner, a chairman, a director of operations, whatever dennis Wise`s job is, the guys hired by him ,Kevin himself and his cohorts, perhaps we should all forward our resume`s.
    I would like to apply for the empty seat fillers job, but only the ones near the midfield area,under cover but not too far back.
    But serious folks where are the demarcation lines , who is responsible for which decisions,because running a team by committee
    aint gonna work. look at the teams that have had success,dictatorships all, in other words it`s the MANAGER,never joint decision making.

  • Elliott

    Apr 5, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Well I’d guess he would be responsible for more financial bits, investments, sponsorships, etc.

  • Raffles

    Apr 5, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Chuck, that is utter crap. Go grab yourself a clue and learn how to use language appropriately whilst you are at it.

  • ScottyT

    Apr 5, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #8

    yh have to say its all a bit confusing with all these people coming in

    but if thats what it takes to build a strong and secure structure for the future at the club then so be it

  • Don

    Apr 5, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #9

    what about Man U then?

    Owner: Malcolm Glazer
    Honorary Life President: Martin Edwards
    Manchester United Limited

    Joint Chairmen: Joel Glazer & Avram Glazer
    Directors: Bryan Glazer, Kevin Glazer, Edward Glazer & Darcie Glazer
    Chief Executive: David Gill
    Chief Operating Officer: Michael Bolingbroke
    Commercial Director: Richard Arnold
    Manchester United football club

    Directors: David Gill, Michael Edelson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Maurice Watkins
    Club Secretary: Ken Ramsden
    Assistant Club Secretary: Ken Merrett
    Global Ambassador: Bryan Robson
    Coaching and Medical Staff

    Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson
    Assistant Manager: Carlos Queiroz
    First Team Coach: Mike Phelan
    Technical Skills Development Coach: René Meulensteen
    First Team Coach (Strikers): Ole Gunnar Solskjær
    Goalkeeping Coach: Richard Hartis (Acting)
    Fitness Coach: Tony Strudwick
    Strength & Conditioning Coach: Mick Clegg
    Caretaker Reserve Team Coach: Brian McClair
    Chief Scout: Jim Lawlor
    Chief European Scout: Martin Ferguson
    Director of Youth Academy: Brian McClair
    Director of Youth Football: Jimmy Ryan
    Club Doctor: Dr. Steve McNally
    Assistant Club Doctor: Dr. Tony Gill
    First Team Physiotherapist: Rob Swire

  • Nev

    Apr 5, 2008 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #10

    chuck – BS mate

    KK running the team all of these appointments are just running the club day to day what the manager doesnt have anything to with e.g stadium, club shop n community work.
    should be good as he has ran the race ground in newcastle so knows the area already

  • toonbully

    Apr 5, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #11

    I definitely think it’s to do with Ashley and Mort building for the future . The truth is and they admitted it they know nothing aboot footy only business acumen . Therefore they are filling there team with football persons and good sporting sense guys , I think this appointment of David WILLIAMSON will only benefit the club . However it will be on a corporate front as all big clubs are nowadays run..

  • Mitch H

    Apr 5, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Chuck, if thats the best you have to offer, please dont post anymore. Your comments are moronic!

  • Kristófer

    Apr 5, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #13
  • Leo

    Apr 5, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #14

    this guy is basically head management of the club, as in organise events liase with authorities etc….

  • chris

    Apr 5, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #15

    Kristófer how dom you play the highlights?

  • hanzemre

    Apr 5, 2008 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #16

    thanks Kristófer but gotta ask you why it doesn’t work?
    it is written as follows:
    Því miður getum við ekki sýnt brotin fyrir utan Ísland og Færeyjar.

  • Kristófer

    Apr 5, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #17

    it is icelandic and it stands there, “sorry we are unable to show the highlights outside of iceland and the faroe islands”…

    sorry about that

  • hanzemre

    Apr 5, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #18

    oh okay then..again cheers mate…good nite!

  • Bill F

    Apr 5, 2008 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #19

    Coming from a racing background eh. Could we see some interesting diversity happening at St James Park.

  • nikki

    Apr 6, 2008 at 4:43 AM

    Comment #20

    he must be terry macs m8 comin from the racecourse. u see terry macs face 2day wen we wer 3-0 up he was foaming, must hav had the national on in the dugout nd he lost.


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