Alan Thompson Officially Leaves Newcastle United

We thought it may have been delayed until early next week but Newcastle have just said that coach Alan Thompson will be leaving Newcastle United.

Alan Thompson – while a Celtic player

This is the statement the Newcastle club issued today:

“Newcastle United can confirm that Alan Thompson has left his role with the club by mutual consent.”

“Alan served Newcastle United exceptionally well as Academy Coach during the 2008/09 season, and as Reserve Team Coach last season.”

“The club would like to thank Alan for his commitment to player development and coaching during his time at Newcastle.”

“Newcastle United wish him every success in his future career.”

Alan will be joining Neil Lennon at Celtic, and is expected to take over the Reserve side at the Glasgow club.

As we reported this morning Newcastle will now be looking for a replacement for both Alan Thompson and Kenny Wharton.

John Carver, the former assistant manager  to Bobby Robson, has already been mentioned as a possible replacement.

Alan Thompson joined Newcastle in 2008 during Kevin Keegan’s second and rather short reign at Newcastle, and has looked a very good coach in the making at Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

4 comments so far

  • Thump

    Jun 4, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Shame to see the lad go.

    Good luck to him, though!

  • G

    Jun 4, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #2

    Agreed, cheers Thomo, and good luck.

  • Ericles

    Jun 4, 2010 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Fully agree with the sentiments of G and Thump. A loss to NUFC but wish him all the best just the same. When the wind changes mate there will be a berth at NUFC for you.

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jun 4, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Agree wholeheartedly with 1.2 & 3. And yes, Ericles, you are right, it is important that we keep the door open here and treat our backroom and coaching staff with respect, as more than single player it is these lads that have made promotion possible.

    The new no-risk injury treatment policy has been a winner, as has the academy and reserve side development – all due to the cohesion of a tight-knit unit.

    John Carver would be the perfect replacement.


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