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.