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.