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Newcastle Announce New Board Of Directors

6:22 pm, Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

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.”


Steve McClaren was earlier announced as the new head coach by Lee Charnley.

Tags: Board of Directors · Coaching · Head coach · Newcastle News

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bambams // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    As I said in previous post…

    Ash likes value for money !

    Tea lady is also assistant coach

  • 2 toonking // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    I don’t suppose that he refused the chance to manage us back in january because he wasn’t happy with the transfer policy but now he has been appointed onto the board he can have a say on transfers

  • 3 worWEZZA71 // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Welcome to the mad house Schteve..

  • 4 toonking // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    i’m off now bye all

  • 5 Novocastrian66 // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Does this mean McClaren can sack himself?

  • 6 firebug666 // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    And so the board of defectors is born. Now lets see how this will pan out.

    Optimistic? Nah; same old expected.

  • 7 Mister Tuff // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Top quality board of directors – indeed they can all have their say – before Tubbs over -rules them.

  • 8 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    The HC on the board that’s a strange move

  • 9 Our Toon // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    3 years with an optional 5 years? What the fusk is that all about?

  • 10 Thump // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    @TFL: “A manager by any other name…”

  • 11 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Yh that’s what I thought Thump lol

  • 12 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    TBF McClaren sounds passionate

  • 13 Average_Contents // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:33 PM


    My thoughts exactly. Trend setting again.

  • 14 jackostoon // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Evening all,
    So it’s official, let’s give the man a chance, innocent until proven guilty, happy to see wor bob as an ambassador too, night folks, hwtl

  • 15 AndyMac // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Ha ha ha so we appoint a Head Coach not a Manager but then we stick him on the Board ??????

    Lets hope there are enough chairs when the music stops ?

  • 16 Moonraker15 // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Dare we be optimistic? Well I don’t see why not this all looks good and the head coach certainly seems up for it and he seems to have something.

    We are so easily pleased cos of our love for the club but this could be a turning point ????

  • 17 BoyDoneGood // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:29 PM


    Not at all the expected – you were adamant that Carver was “nailed on”…

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