The Daily Mail’s Craig Hope is reporting that Newcastle may be getting close to finally replacing Neil Redfearn as the U23s head coach. Redfearn resigned in early November after a dispute with his assistant Liam Bramley.
Ben Dawson, the Head of Academy, has overseen the U23 side in the interim.
Craig Hope has tweeted the following about a possible coach being appointed soon. The news has also been reported by TWTD.
Word is that Chris Hogg is in line for Newcastle U23s job. Ex Hibs defender. Boro born. 34 year old. Now coach at Ipswich academy. Seems to have good reputation #nufc
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) February 18, 2020
Chris Hogg is a former Hibernian defender who came from the Ipswich Academy. He was born in Middlesbrough and reached the U19 level for England internationally.
Hogg is currently the co-manager of the Ipswich U23 side, along with Gerard Nash. He has been a member of the Academy coaching staff since he retired from playing in 2013.
He was briefly called up to assist with coaching the first-team when Mick McCarthy left as manager in April of 2018.
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