There is news in The Sun today, that Paul Gascoigne could be offered a job by his home town club, Newcastle United.
Paul Gascoigne – with Redheugh Boys Club when very young
41 year-old Geordie legend Paul Gascoigne, who was at the Tyneside club for 3 years from 1985, is said to have been offered a job by the Newcastle United club.
Gascoigne was captain of the Newcastle United Youth team that last won the FA Youth Cup, backÂ in 1985, when they took Watford apart 4-1 in the final, and Paul scored two goals in the second leg of the two-leg final.
He was born in the Dunston area of Gateshead, on the south side of the River Tyne.
The Sun doesn’t usually have a good track record with the accuracy of their news, but we sincerely hope this story is true.
Friends of the former England star, who has vowed to stay off the booze, has said he has hopefully turned a corner.
The news is that his home town club, Newcastle United, have offered him a coaching job, and he is said to be currently considering the offer.
We think it will probably be with the youngsters at the Newcastle Academy, where Alan Thompson was recently given a job, and it would seem to be a win-win situation.
A win for Paul who will be able to see the positive influence he can actually have on the young players at Newcastle.
It is also a win for the kids, to be trained by one of the most gifted local players ever to wear the world-famous black and white striped shirt.
We all know that Paul has had terrible troubles of late, and it is up to him to come through, but he also needs a chance.
So we hope this story is true, and it wouldn’t surprise us too much that Newcastle are coming through for those who have served the club in the past.
Good for them.
Anything is possible when Kevin Keegan is back managing this club.
Paul played 57 times for England scoring 10 goals, and played 107 times in total for Newcastle with 25 goals, before the club cashed in on him in 1988.
He was transferred to Spurs for Â£2.3M, which was at that time a British transfer record.
Finally – anybody in that photo with Paul above from way back? Â It’s Redheugh Boys Club where he apparently played while still under age.
Let us know, and what age was Paul then?