Newcastle have just announced Steve McClaren as head coach and that he will be on the Board of Directors along with Graham Carr and club ambassador Bob Moncur, and Mike Ashley will no longer serve on the Board.
So the Mirror a few days ago got that one right about Mike leaving the Board a couple of days ago.
Steve McClaren – new head coach
Here is the statement made by the club:
Newcastle United has today (Wednesday, 10th June) announced changes to its Board of Directors.
Head coach Steve McClaren, chief scout Graham Carr and club ambassador Bob Moncur have today been appointed to the Board, joining managing director Lee Charnley.
Mike Ashley has relinquished his position on the board along with finance director John Irving, who is leaving the Club.
Newcastle United becomes the only club in the Premier League to have its head coach on its Board of Directors, a move which the Club feels adds significant strength to it.
Managing director Lee Charnley commented:
“This is a very positive step forward for the Club and I am delighted that Steve, Graham and Bob will join me on the board.
“It was particularly important for us that the head coach also became a board member in order to gain a full understanding and appreciation for the Club and its operations as a whole, not just the football side. In Steve we have an individual who embraced that responsibility.”
“Graham and Bob’s passion for the Club is beyond question and I believe given the collective skills, knowledge and experience, together, we are incredibly strong.”
“Whilst, of course, we all have our individual primary duties, there is a huge common desire for the Club as a whole to move forward and succeed.”