Newcastle United Appoint New Deputy Chairman


Newcastle United have today appointed a new Deputy Chairman.

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Chris Mort with new Deputy Chairman Derek Llambias

This is the statement made by the club on their official web site today.

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Newcastle United United Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Derek Llambias as Deputy Chairman.

The arrival of Mr Llambias, who is an existing box holder at St. James’ Park, will further strengthen the boardroom.

Mr Llambias has worked in the entertainment and leisure industry for more than 30 years, most recently as Managing Director of the prestigious and exclusive Fifty Club at 50 St James, London.

He has also known Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley for many years.

Chairman Chris Mort said:

“We are very pleased to welcome Derek on to the board of Newcastle United.

“Derek’s experience in the hospitality industry will certainly complement the work already being done by the Club to realize its full potential.”

Mr Llambias said:

“I’m delighted to be appointed to the board of Newcastle United.

“I think it is a fantastic football club and I’m looking forward to working with everyone to build the future of the Club.”

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We are pleased to welcome Derek to the club.



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9 comments so far

  • Paul R

    May 5, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #1

    How many more board members do we need !! Atleast he seems to be a NUFC Supporter !! We need players Mike !! Come on Mike Splash the Cash !! Mind interesting comments on teamtalk …

    ” Writing in his programme notes for Monday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea, Mort said: “Over the summer, we will look to strengthen the squad further.

    “In addition to making any immediate fixes that may be required, as with everything else we have done since Mike acquired the club, we will want to acquire players that can help make Newcastle United a top team for the medium and long-term, not just for the next season or two.

    That is why we put a substantial offer in for Luka Modric, who is aged 22.

    It is frustrating that Modric, like (Jonathan) Woodgate before him, should take less money than we offered to move to the bright lights of London, and European football with Tottenham next season, but these are the sorts of difficulties that should get easier to address once we build a squad that competes at the right end of the table.”

    Sounds God huh ?? But Talk is cheap COME ON NEWCASTLE !!

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  • Callum

    May 5, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #2

    “It is frustrating that Modric, like (Jonathan) Woodgate before him, should take less money than we offered to move to the bright lights of London, and European football with Tottenham next season, but these are the sorts of difficulties that should get easier to address once we build a squad that competes at the right end of the table.”

    From Chris Mort

    We are obviously offering the money from that statement… its jsut no europe and no where near london that is the difficulty 🙁

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  • Graeme

    May 5, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Wonder if he was there helping the Chairman win £1.3 million at the roulette wheel at the weekend then!!!!!! Not a bad return on a £500,000 investment for 15 minutes work.

    Presumably wont be working on the footy side of things then.

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  • looney_toon

    May 5, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #4

    STARTING LINE UP IS UP!! da zog is on da bench but no milner 🙁

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  • Hadrian

    May 5, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #5

    “The high-rolling gambler, ranked Britain’s 54th richest man, won the money through a series of bets totalling £480,000 centred around his lucky number, 17, at the Fifty London casino in Mayfair.”
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    “Mr Llambias has worked in the entertainment and leisure industry for more than 30 years, most recently as Managing Director of the prestigious and exclusive Fifty Club ”
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    all abit delboy innit 😀 ashley and his mates .
    from what i heart this fifty club is the haunt of alot of rich people , and alot of the worlds football agents , im guessing this new guy is well connected .
    well , you only put people you trust into roles like that , and with the way he’s filling the backroom with people from within his circle implys he’s here for the long haul .

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  • Bill F

    May 5, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Another Chief, starting to look a bit like Orwells “Animal Farm”. Won’t mind that too much if it helps us get some silverware in the trophy cabinet.

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  • Punk Skunk

    May 5, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #7

    Hey Callum,
    do we really want players that want ready made success, to walk into, or players that are prepared to come & ‘MAKE’ success happen?..
    …I know which i prefer!..

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  • Tom

    May 5, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #8

    id rather have an english board than a setup packed with foreigners tbh

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  • Leo

    May 5, 2008 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #9

    exclusive Fifty Club at 50 St James
    haha quality, hes been hear all along lmao.

    i really think ashley plans on sucking this club dry, until i see otherwise i will think the same.

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