Newcastle Appoint Wendy Taylor As New Head Of Media

As expected, Newcastle United have announced the appointment of Wendy Taylor as the club’s new head of Media.

This is the announcement made tonight on the Newcastle club web-site:


Newcastle are pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Taylor as its new Head of Media.

Wendy joins United from Newcastle International Airport where she managed the press office for six years.

In looking forward to her new role, Wendy said:

“I am excited and immensely proud to be taking on this role at such a prestigious football club as Newcastle United.”

“It’s an enormous challenge but one that I am very eager to take on.”

“I am looking forward to working closely with all areas of the media; developing and strengthening our relationships off the pitch.”

Derek Llambias, United’s Managing Director added:

“We are delighted to have Wendy on board. She brings a wealth of media experience with her and I am sure she will prove an excellent acquisition for the Club.”

“With our return to the Premier League, Wendy joins us at a very exciting time and I wish her every success in what is a key role within the Football Club.”


The Newcastle club’s communications are woefully inadequate and have been since Chris Mort left the club in May of 2008, and as witnessed by the rather ridiculous and long statement issued just over a week ago.

That statement did little else but to completely confuse the Newcastle fans, and anybody else who read it.

If Wendy can improve some of this communication, then that has to be a step in the right direction for the Newcastle United club.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • sirjasontoon

    May 17, 2010 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Maybe the biggest signing this window?

  • repo

    May 17, 2010 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #2

    why appoint a new head of media

    they clearly said they wont comment on anything regarding newcastle united

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    May 17, 2010 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #3

    what is crazy is that we have capital outlay to hire a media spokesman but none for footballers, oh well, guess we all will be well informed during the relegation battle lol…

    all jokes aside this was a smart move only if money is spent on players as i believe there will be.After the original statement that got the toon army up in arms i think somebody with further then a grammer school education writing and releasing official statements is a wise

  • Charlietoon

    May 17, 2010 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Which I think they now realise was a stupid way of communicating hence the change

  • The Entertainers

    May 17, 2010 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Lets hope Wendy doesnt have any siblings also working in the media………perhaps called Louise …………..?

  • Bucks mag

    May 17, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Wow what a valuable wealth of experience, working at an airport, where a press story is “Ducks on Newcastle runway” or something. Bit underwhelming.
    Still a good thing to have.

  • AngerOfTheNorth

    May 18, 2010 at 3:40 AM

    Comment #7

    I’m assuming this isn’t Dr Wendy Taylor who recently ran as the Lib Dem candidate for Newcastle East?!

  • Toon Sweden77

    May 18, 2010 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #8

    I still think that Newcastle should hire that guy from The times who wrote “The alternative Newcastle United Statement” a couple of weeks ago as the clubs Head of media.

  • Ericles

    May 18, 2010 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #9

    A cosmetic appointment in more ways than one!

  • Ericles

    May 18, 2010 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #10

    For a club whose owners say they will be making “no comment” why do we need a head of media? Is she an audio-visual technician or a revamped press officer? What is her relationship with the fans and the local papers going to be. Where does she come from – roots?

  • DoctorZelig

    May 18, 2010 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #11

    They wont comment on transfers but there’s a lot of other things to handle concerning the media. Like when Carroll or Barton starts to fight with teammates or at bars. Or when the press would like to attend official press confrences etc…

  • cupiddstunt

    May 18, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Repo the club might have nothing to say but at least now we will get it nicely presented, 😉

  • Warwick Toon

    May 18, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #13

    The concept is a good one, but you’d have thought it would have been paramount to get someone with some experience in the heated, intense, high-drama, international world of football?
    Perhaps she has, but I doubt Newcastle Airport Press Office has adequately prepared Wendy for life at St. James’ Park – apologies – Sports Direct @ St. James’ Park 🙂
    Still- what do I know – I thought Hughton would crash and burn last year.

    I guess she can’t do any worse than the mgmt have done so far lol


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