Derek Llambias has today talked about the role of Dennis Wise at Newcastle United.
Dennis Wise – responsible for scouting both young and experienced players
Dennis Wise will do a lot of travelling to check on youngsters and other players who may be able to do a job for Newcastle.
And it seems like his role does not just include scouting good youngsters to bring to Newcastle United.
Derek Llambias spoke to the Evening Chronicle today:
“He will scout young talent and experienced players.” “In this particular window Joe Kinnear gave him a list of players to go out and look at.”
“That would be senior ones for this window.” “The on-going thing is that Dennis has been out there with his team looking at young players for the academy.”
“These are players who will be built up through the reserves.” “So when we pinpoint a player, Dennis will go in there as part of the negotiating team.”
“Myself and Mike will be on the phone and pressing the buttons as far as how far we can go financially.’’
It seems that the role that Dennis has at the club is useful, as long as he communicates well with whomever is the manager.
Certainly it just didn’t work with Kevin Keegan, but it would seem that was because there was significant mistrust between the two of them. And we think there was more mistrust on the Kevin Keegan side of things – but that’s just an opinion on our part.