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.
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.