A few weeks ago, ex-Magpie Nikos Dabizas was touted as a possible candidate to become the next Director of Football under the new ownership group.
The former defender has experience in the role, having served as the Technical Director at Panathinaikos on two separate occasions.
The Chronicle is reporting that sources close to the 46-year-old claim that he has been approached about joining Newcastle’s executive team.
This is what the Chronicle is reporting:
Contact has been made with Nikos Dabizas about a possible Director of Football or executive role in a new St James’ Park regime, according to sources close to the former Newcastle player.
Dabizas is Panathinaikos’s Director of Football but would be delighted to return “home” and would welcome any talks. He retains representation in Newcastle through St James’ Square Sports Management and has previously talked to clubs in the Championship and SPL about opportunities.
This is an interesting development, if accurate. Dabizas’s link to a possible return to St James Park seems to be intensifying.
We’re not sure how serious of a candidate Dabizas is for the Director of Football role. However, he could be an outstanding addition to the new executive team at Newcastle United.
One aspect of this takeover that we are really excited about is having some former players like Dabizas or legends like Kevin Keegan come back to Newcastle in some capacity.
Dabizas joined Newcastle from Olympiacos in 1998 and made 158 appearances before leaving for Leicester City in 2004.