Money Rejects Swindon To Stay At Newcastle United


We’re really not very sure what the situation is with our Academy Director Richard Money, but there are reports today that he has turned down the manager job at Swindon Town to stay on Tyneside.

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Richard Money – looks to be staying at Newcastle

There had even been rumors on Thursday that he was about to take the Swindon manager job, and stories were even published that he had resigned his post at the Newcastle club, but if this news this morning is true, it’s very good news for our club.

Richard has done a fabulous job running the Youth Academy, and he’s also been managing the Reserve side, since Adam Sadler was fired, and the average age of the Reserves team is generally around 18, so he’s the man who has been bringing along our more than talented young footballers at the club.

The Youth team has recently gone 9 wins on the trot, and that was only brought to an end last week at Barnsley with a 0-0 draw, but our lads were well on top, and missed their chances. Oh well – we’ll have to start another win streak in our next game against Nottingham Forest, at home. on January 17th.

But there’s no doubt the Reserves and Under-18 side have had excellent results so far this season, and of course with the Youth Policy so very important these days at Newcastle, Richard holds a key position at the club, and is well compensated.

The news from Swindon is now that they are preparing an approach for Sheffield United midfielder Gary Speed, after Money turned down the chance to become their manager. Speed of course was at Newcastle from 1998 until 2004, playing 213 times for the Magpies and scoring 29 goals. He was a wonderful player for Newcastle United.

Gary is expected to become a very good football manager in the future, as he seems to have all the qualities that make up a good manager. He could even eventually work with Alan Shearer, his very good friend at Newcastle united, should Alan ever accept that position.

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10 comments so far

  • Spyro

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #1

    fantastic news if true

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #2

    I thought Money had resigned

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  • Little Willie

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #3

    He didn’t want to take a pay cut and Swindon didn’t want to pay the compensation needed to buy him out of his contract.

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  • Darling27

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #4

    Excellent News!!!

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  • Partizan

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #5

    This news just made my day,but for how long….that’s the real question.

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  • TOON LAD

    Dec 20, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Thank god

    Now he can focus on ranger and bring him up to be a great.

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  • Marguerite

    Dec 20, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #7

    If it is true Richard Money is staying that is great news, our backroom staff is thin enough on the ground.

    As for the news they are now pursuing Gary Speed, well that club certainly have their sights set high,Speedy was a wonderful player for us and if he is finally ready to hang up his boots – good luck to him.

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  • neozero

    Dec 20, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Keeping money will only help the club in the long hault. We need to keep money to realise ashley’s ambition of blooding young talents

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  • Zidane

    Dec 20, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Walsall fan here, Dicky Dosh was a real legend at our club and did a fantastic job. It’s no surprise to see him doing well at Newcastle in the Youth role. I think it’s a position which suits him as it doesnt have the pressure of first tema management and to be honest probably pays better than League One managers.

    We never had the chance to say goodbye to DD so I hope he brings a young Newcastle side to the Banks’s over the pre-season of 09.

    Good luck top him, pleased he’s staying put

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  • Sav

    Dec 22, 2008 at 3:12 AM

    Comment #10

    Great news. Its very important to have someone preparing the youngsters for games who has first hand experience of preparing Championship footballers week in, week out. Otherwise they will never make the step up to the senior team. And its so important to have good continuity at Academy level. Lets hope DD stays for a long time and gets to see many of his youngsters progressing.

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