Richard Money Leaves Newcastle To Manage Luton Town


Newcastle United have confirmed today that Youth Academy Manager Richard Money will leave the Tyneside club with immediate effect, to take up the position as Manager of Blue Square Premier League club, Luton Town.

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Richard Money – has left Newcastle


Richard has been at the club since June 2008, and has done a great job with the Newcastle youngsters during that time.  He was brought in after Newcastle were unable to persuade Peter Taylor to take the job.

Newcastle’s Managing Director Derek Llambias said:

“Richard has done a terrific job in our Academy and although we’re very sad at losing him, we understand his position and extend our very best wishes to him for his future success.”

“The Academy is an integral part of this Football Club and Richard, in his short time here, has developed excellent strategic working practices which are bearing fruit on and off the pitch.”

“We are confident that the staff we already have in place within the Academy will continue the excellent work currently going on and build on the solid foundations in place.”

Richard Money was quoted as saying:

“I am very sad to be leaving Newcastle United, however, the job opportunity I have been offered at Luton Town, where I still have very fond memories of my time there as a player back in 1982/83, is something that I simply cannot turn down. As well as being a great challenge, it’s exciting and hopefully, at the end of the season, rewarding.”

“Newcastle United have a dedicated and hard working staff within the Academy and I thank them for all the assistance they gave me during my time at the Club. I believe collectively we made great strides to improve all facets of the Academy and I am sure that the progress we made will continue.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with the Club’s elite young players and given what I have seen I am sure that in the future a number of them will go on to become regular first team players. I thank them for their willingness and desire to learn and improve and wish them all the very best for the future.”

“Finally, I would like to thank the Board for the way in which they have handled this matter and for the support they gave me throughout.”

Good and diplomatic words from the man we were big admirers of, and Richard has done well at Newcastle, as he brought along the significant young talent we have at the club.

And it’s such an important part of the club that we hope the search will be on immediately to get a suitable new Youth Academy Director.

We note that Peter Taylor happens to be available right now, after being fired from the manager job at Wycombe Wanderers earlier this month.

However, whether he would take the Youth Academy job long term is debatable, but he did a great job when he managed the England U21 side – so he’s good with youngsters.

This is a job former manager Glenn Roeder has also held of course, and he’s also out of a job right now too.

Comments very welcome.



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20 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Oct 30, 2009 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Bad news! He has done a great job! I just hope the youth dont go down hill from this

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  • Mags

    Oct 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #2

    As I said on an earlier thread good luck to ‘Dickie Dosh’ on his new appointment. We are so thin on the ground at the club but will they recruit someone, or just promote from within and save yet another salary?

    Sad, as this is such an important position.

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  • Whumpie

    Oct 30, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #3

    shame to lose such a good man but that is what happens if you’re lucky enough to get a goodun in a lower role like the academy. Good luck to him and let’s hope we can get someone to fill the considerable void.

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  • G

    Oct 30, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #4

    He hasn’t done a bad job at all, but I hear John Carver has been lurking in the background lately, so you never know, we might yet get a good one in his place.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Oct 30, 2009 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #5

    CAMPBELL ADMITS NEWCASTLE APPEAL

    People might be surprised to hear me say that I would be very interested in a move there, but I have my reasons. Also, Newcastle are a big club and could be heading back to the Premier League. It appeals.”

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  • will die for the toon army

    Oct 30, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Craver for coach role.

    Roader for academy director.

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 30, 2009 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Its says a lot when someone sees taking over a team in the Blue Square League.

    Another kick in the gonads for fatash

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 30, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Its says a lot when someone sees taking over a team in the Blue Square League. ……….an advancement

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 30, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Sol for Newcastle – he held out for more money when we went for him in the summer. He has proven that he has no appetite for the fight after just 1 game at Notts Co and now he expects us to swoop to his rescue.

    The only reason to get him is to keep Butt company in the training sprints

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  • stuart no9

    Oct 30, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #10

    just heard on ssn sulky sol wants to sign for toon ,him and harewood would make a good duo lol

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  • OHurley

    Oct 30, 2009 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Sad to see Dickie Dosh go, and not so sure about Sol Campbell. I’ve always felt like Sol should move to MLS. He’d be a good acquisition for any team over here. I think Newcastle can do better, but we DO need some cover for CB….

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 30, 2009 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #12

    He has done a brill job and will be sorely missed. I dont think we will bring someone else in to replace him. I think Big Al should try for it 😉

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  • Shot Bru

    Oct 30, 2009 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Strange how Money leaves the youth academy and Killgallon’s name is asssociated with the toon again. A cheap replacement for S Taylor when he is sold in January and i thought there was to be investment in the team and the youth academy. Apologies for being so cynical.

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  • cornish-magpie

    Oct 30, 2009 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #14

    We don’t need cover for CB we have Kadar, Taylor, Colo, Simpson, Kishi#@+ all can do much better than old Sol

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  • Rangerman

    Oct 30, 2009 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #15

    It’s not really a surprise, he was close to joining Swindon about a year ago but he couldn’t agree wages, he still has the passion for management so good luck to him.

    Lets hope whoever comes in next doesn’t still harbor thoughts of management as it’s hard to get any continuity.

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  • NewcastleMole

    Oct 30, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #16

    Sol Campbell is 35
    He isnt going to get better and experience counts for little (Ask Nicky Butt). He Signed a 5 Yr Deal at Notts County i hope he doesnt think he can get a similar length here. But then again Ashley & Del Boy are making the decisions so he’ll prob end up on £60k a week for 5 years.

    Player to look at Per Ciljan Skjelbred

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 30, 2009 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #17

    NewcastleMole > Player to look at Per Ciljan Skjelbred

    No chance I think we will be making do with loans and free’s

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  • NewcastleMole

    Oct 30, 2009 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #18

    @Big Dave #17

    Is Marlon King included in that?

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 30, 2009 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #19

    NewcastleMole LOL well not for the next 18 mths anyway. I think he is and should be finished in the game.

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  • Paul141726

    Oct 31, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #20

    Shot Bru @ 13.
    No need to apologise for being cynical. These days it seems to be a pre-requisite for any fan of NUFC, lol.

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