Newcastle Complete Preseason Friendly Games With 6th Game Arranged

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Lee Charnley has finally complete the first team friendly fixtures for the coming preseason with a game set up at St. James’ Park with Helles Verona who are managed by former assistant coach Fabio Pecchia.

One of the other games is with Hearts who are managed by former Scottish assistant coach Ian Cathro.

While Ian struggled at Hearts in the second half of last season Fabio did extremely well and had Verona immediately promoted back to Serie A after the had been relegated a year ago.

Fabio Pecchia – Verona manager and former Newcastle United assistant coach

This game had been rumored to have been arranged  in Italy for the last week or so.

Here’s the official statement from Newcastle United on the friendly:

“Newcastle United will round off their preparations for the 2017/18 Premier League season with a home friendly against Hellas Verona.”

“The Italian side, who won promotion from Serie B last season, will take on Rafa Benitez’s side at St. James’ Park on Sunday, 6th August, with the game set for a 3pm kick-off (BST).”

“Verona are managed by former United coach Fabio Pecchia, who left the Magpies just over a year ago to take up his first managerial post with the Gialloblu.”

“It will be the sixth and final pre-season fixture for Newcastle, who begin their Premier League campaign at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, 12th August.”

The first team friendly schedule is now as follows:

ClubLocationDate
HeartsTynecastleFriday
14th July
7:45pm
PrestonDeepdaleSaturday
22nd July
3:00pm
BradfordValley
Parade
Wednesday
26th July
7:30pm
Mainz 05Opel Arena, MainzSaturday
29th July
4:00 pm local time
WolfsburgAOK Stadium, Wolfsburg
Wednesday
2nd August
4:00pm local time
Hellas VeronaSt. James' ParkSunday
6th August
3:00pm

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