The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle United have at least parted company with technical co-ordinator Jeff Vetere.
Chris Mort, Jeff Vetere, Dennis Wise and Tony_Jimenez
The only decent one above was Chris Mort
43 year-old Jeff Vetere was the one of the executive scouting team that was introduced at Newcastle by Chris Mort in late January of 2008.
But they turned out to be a complete bust for the club, and Dennis Wise and Tony Jiminez left last year.
The former Real Madrid and West Ham scout was appointed alongside Director of Football Dennis Wise and Cockney player recruitment chief Tony Jimenez.
What were these doing as part of Newcastle United for heavens sakes?
One of the players Jeff brought in was Spanish lad Xisco for around £6M – enough said about his skills as a recruiter.
So now all four of the above have now left the club, and the only decent one amongst them was former Chairman Chris Mort, who kept the club together while he was at the helm until May of 2008.
Derek Llambias came in to replace him, and almost immediately the club went to hell in a hand-basket, due to Derek’s complete inexperience and inability to manage a football club.
Chris didn’t have too much experience either in football, but he was a sensible and intelligent man – and talked regularly to fans to get the pulse of the club.
Derek has done none of that – and boy – does it show – and that’s just one reason we are now in England’s second division