The Mail on Sunday is reporting that Dennis Wise’s position as Director of Football at Newcastle may soon be something of the past.
Bob Cass is reporting that Dennis Wise is likely to be leaving in the near future. Bob used to report on Newcastle way back for the local Newcastle papers, and he’s usually fairly accurate in his reporting, and certainly a well respected journalist.
Joe Kinnear has made it clear that he is in charge of all players coming and going in Jnauary, and if that was ever true for Dennis Wise, it’s not now, and it reduces his role presumably to a chief scout and one who does the transfer comings and goings, but has no say in them.
That’s the way it can work but whether Dennis will like that is another question.
Tony Jimenez has already moved on and the only two “bad guys” left on the books are Dennis and the completely inept Managing Director Derek Llambias.
If Mike Ashley wants to settle the club down before the summer, he could fire Dennis, and then get a new man in to replace Derek Llambias, who has no idea at all how to run a football club. He’s proved that so very well since he was installed in May.
The only thing we’d be disappointed at, is that Dennis has brought some good players into the club, and his position needs to be maintained, but the manager must always have the final say on all player issues. But Dennis is not trusted by Newcastle fans – at all.
It would be great if Chis Mort could return as Chairman, but we think there’s little chance of that happening, since he is a thriving and sought after lawyer. Chris did an excellent job for Newcastle, on refection.
But he put a very good and professional face on the Tyneside club, while he was here.