There was some strange news today, said to be reported in the Daily Mail, but we couldn’t find it, that Chris Mort would like to return to the Freshfields Law Practice, where he is Partner with the firm.
Chris Mort – does he want to return to the law practice?
Chris took over as chairman of Newcastle United last August, in order to conduct an overall strategic review of the business structure and finances of the club.
He has since made quite a few changes to the organization, including appointing a Vice Chairman recently, and also appointing Recruitment executives in Dennis Wise, Tony Jimenez and Jeff Vetere.
We think his position as Chairman was probably meant to be temporary until the business side of things was sorted out to owner Mike Ashleyâ€™s liking.
But it cannot be good for Mike to continue for too long working in Newcastle, with his wife and family still located in North London.
Weâ€™ll just to wait and see if this news is true, but if we do need to replace Chris, who we think has done very well, itâ€™s probably good to appoint a football man in the job.
We’ve been very pleased with the job Chris has done this last year, which hasn’t been easy.
Certainly the club is in a much better shape, both in structure and business, as well as on the playing side, than it was a short 12 months ago. 😀