Newcastle United’s official Twitter account has given a bit of a subtle poke to our local rivals today. They, of course, have done so with a bit of class as well.
Lee Bowyer– when playing for Newcastle United
Newcastle United have tweeted out congratulations to our former midfielder Lee Bowyer after he has guided Charlton to the Championship with a thrilling win today at Wembley over Sunderland.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) May 26, 2019
This is a tremendous accomplishment for Lee who only became the permanent manager in September and is actually out of contract with the club this summer.
We’re pretty certain Charlton Athletic will be eager to sign Lee to another contract after this great success.
Bowyer played for the Magpies from 2003 to 2006 and made 107 appearances for the club. While he may mostly be remembered for that unfortunate incident, we remember him as a player of determination and passion who was a quality midfielder on his day.
Lee seems to have been able to channel his fire and use it to inspire his players. We hope to see him do well in what looks to be a bright future as a manager.
Well done to Lee and Charlton Athletic.