Newcastle United have announced the appointment of Chris Hogg as the manager of Newcastle’s U23s. His title is Lead Player Development Coach.
#NUFC are pleased to welcome Chris Hogg as the club’s new Lead Player Development Coach – Professional Phase (U23s).
Chris will take over management of the U23 side from Ben Dawson, who will revert to his role as head of coaching.
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Hogg, 34, joins from Ipswich Town were he served as a co-manager for their U23 side. He replaces Neil Redfearn, who resigned in November.
Ben Dawson, who had managed the U23s in the interim, returns to his role as head of coaching.
This is what the Middlesbrough-born Hogg had to say about joining Newcastle:
“I’m delighted to be here, for several reasons really. First of all, to challenge myself in a new environment and to kick on as a coach, but also to join a club like Newcastle feels like a really good opportunity to influence and impact the program to develop the young players here, push them into the first team, aid them in their football careers and develop them as people as well, which is really important to me.
“With the young players here – like the Longstaffs and Tom Allan, who has made his debut this year – I think the pathway is opening. It’s about aiding the development of players and adding the quality to help them force that pathway open by being the best they can be.
“The staff here have been doing a good job, so it’s up to me to come and enhance the program, try and add to it wherever I can, and continue the good work that is evidently already being done.”
We wish Chris the best of luck and hope he can guide our youngsters to reach their full potential at Newcastle.
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