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Report – More Names Linked With NUFC Director Role


The Independent is claiming that Owen Brown is confident of landing the director of football role at Newcastle United.

According to the report, the former Rafa Benitez advisor would team up with Frank McParland, who has served as the sporting director at Brentford, Burnley, and most recently Nottingham Forest.

Earlier today, Get French Football News claimed that Lille’s director of football Luis Campos turned down an approach from Newcastle United. The Independent echos that claim while adding that Domenico Teti was also approached.


Owen Brown (pictured above with Rafa) spent time as a scout and advisor under Rafa Benitez at Liverpool.

However, we can’t see him being handed the director of football role at Newcastle under our new ownership group. Though he could be in line for another position at the club.

We would expect our new owners to bring in a top director to take this club forward. Someone like Lille’s Luis Campos would be an outstanding hire if he could be persuaded to join.

Earlier this month, former Newcastle defender Nikos Dabizas was again touted as a candidate to become Newcastle’s next director of football.


143 comments so far

  • Pain in the Blog

    May 20, 2020 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Our Toon #41 last thread,

    “PCP dont have that much money…”

    That’s why Staveley borrowed £150M from Mike Ashley. She and the Reubens pay him £150M each. In a week or so PIF buy 60% of each of Staveley’s and Reubens’ shares at a cost of £120M to each giving them a shareholding of £240, which is 80% of £300M.

    Staveley will then repay Ashley using the £120M from PIF plus the £20-30M she will receive for brokering the deal. She may have to fork out about £10M, which she can easily afford.

    3
  • The Hit Man & Her

    May 20, 2020 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Regardless of their “award winning” and “well respected” status ALL journalists share the same desire to be the last one to guess an announcement just before it happens and put a notch on their status.

    It’s got to be obvious after multiple takeovers they know as much about anything as a blind mute Peruvian cobblers apprentice. Even more uninformed are the “sources” and “contacts” and “close friends” who apparently have heard whispers. Yeah they have. In their sad, deluded needy little minds they have.

    10
  • Captain AmeriMag

    May 20, 2020 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #3

    Caulkin has pretty much confirmed the checks have been passed today!!

    😀

    LET THE CANDEMONIUM COMMENCE!!

    #CANS

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    May 20, 2020 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Yes!!!!!!

    Here we go

    Jane / Jib

    It’s been emotional

    Say goodbye

    You have 48 hours to leave the building

    Toon22
    We did it !!

    YAAAAAANNNIIIIIIITTTTTEEEEDDDDDDD!!!

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  • DubaiMicky

    May 20, 2020 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #5

    ctommo You’re dry until Saturday aren’t you? Some pubs are open up here.

    And for those that are talking about banks etc. in Saudi, PIF will have deposits across the world, hell they even own a company who do this for others! Transfers will be pretty much instantaneous, 24/7.

    4
  • JDdubai

    May 20, 2020 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Not to p.1ss on anyones chips like but…..

    https://twitter.com/SkySports_Keith/status/1263142908225617926

    0
  • giimps

    May 20, 2020 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Nice little earner for wor Mandy, basically gets 10% of the club for brokeri g the deal between an excuse for a human being with A poor human rights record and the Saudi prince and his consortium.

    3
  • JDdubai

    May 20, 2020 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #8

    From april 10th – the tubbs parody account..

    Mike Ashley
    @MoneyMikeAshley

    23rd of May
    #nufc

    Might be an amazing coincidence….

    5
  • Jib

    May 20, 2020 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Tsunki
    Despite your sneering rather nasty mockery
    John Richardson (who until now hasn’t uttered a peep about the takeover)
    hasn’t heard whispers as you put it
    He’s quite up front
    “At last!! Reliable Middle East sources saying the Toon takeover has been given the go ahead. An official announcement is imminent.”

    5
  • Jib

    May 20, 2020 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #10

    JDdubai
    I tend not to get too excited about a tweeter who says
    I hope yous are well

    4
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 20, 2020 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #11

    If the deal has been done
    Will the announcement sneak out through the night or will there be a grand fanfare
    Me I thinks it will sneak out through the night and awake to the news
    We have new owners

    2
  • The Prince's Mate

    May 20, 2020 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #12

    John Richardson is an experienced reporter, watched him a few times on Sunday Supplement, a Manure supporter but we can’t all be perfect

    2
  • the crown princes nashers

    May 20, 2020 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #13

    brucey bacon balls your P45 is in the post now off you go 🙂

    6
  • The Hit Man & Her

    May 20, 2020 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Despite the raging hypocrisy of your sneering and snidey etc comments jib me old sweet potato, I think we should wait and see, eh?

    5
  • Frank pingles come sock

    May 20, 2020 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Ignore Downey

    0
  • The Prince's Mate

    May 20, 2020 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Charlie@11, I would have thought it would be announced with every bugger except ER11 present… A lot of jealous people out there but I would think a big announcement is expected

    1
  • Frank pingles come sock

    May 20, 2020 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #17

    Downey will need to triple check Various sauces

    Premier league – done

    Money transferring

    0
  • JP...from The Rock

    May 20, 2020 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #18

    Ffs everytime I am about to celebrate another counter argument comes up to ruin the party!

    Which is ot then, announcement imminent or I’ve heard it’s not done yet!

    So infuriating. Get it announced already!!!!

    1
  • Our Toon

    May 20, 2020 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Crown prince

    We need Bruce at the minute so he’s staying. I’ve got a feeling we will see some crazy results when football returns. It’s important that we secure staying up

    Once bruce has ensured that he can walk away with a reputation more enhanced than when he joined, he’s certainly surprised me. He wont have everyone’s respect up here but he’s won more fans over than dissenting voices which were far more vast in numbers when he first took over.

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  • The Hit Man & Her

    May 20, 2020 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #20

    Even if the announcement is made in the next hour it proves that all those other journos spent their time egging us on with their guesswork doesn’t it?

    2
  • Our Toon

    May 20, 2020 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #21

    Think it’s a done deal, Downey will jump on the bandwagon later this evening or tomorrow.

    1
  • Our Toon

    May 20, 2020 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #22

    The hit man

    I wouldnt say they all did, some will have done guess work. We know some of the issues that will have cropped up during process, some we may not know of so these will affect any takeover. Predicting such things is tough for these very reasons so doesn’t necessarily mean it was all guesswork

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  • ctommo

    May 20, 2020 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #23

    Aye Micky, but been dry for weeks with this lockdown (pubs) . Can’t remember the last beer I had outside the house.
    Heard today that’ll be relaxed after eid though, just using disposable glasses etc.
    Good job of I’ve got stock in though fella.

    0
  • hibbit

    May 20, 2020 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #24

    the cheques in the post LOL

    5
  • The Hit Man & Her

    May 20, 2020 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #25

    If you don’t know the outcome or when it will be finalised, then you have been guessing, right? I don’t think there are many shades of grey here.

    0
  • The Hit Man & Her

    May 20, 2020 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #26

    Not guessing, just predicting eh?

    😉

    0
  • Thump

    May 20, 2020 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #27

    @hibbit: News tomorrow: “PIF has today has it’s assets frozen in relation to an ongoing fraud investigation.”

    1
  • dee em

    May 20, 2020 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Someone has the job of telling Bruce he’s out whilst Pochettino sits at the press conference next door

    1
  • giimps

    May 20, 2020 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Pif has its assets frozen by the very govt who own it…….hmmmm

    2
  • giimps

    May 20, 2020 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #30

    We’re all waiting to crack the #cans i just wish it would be announced, my latest crate of # cand has been in the fridge for hours now

    1
  • DubaiMicky

    May 20, 2020 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #31

    Well me and another on here have just been told by a small bird that yes, it has been approved by the EPL. As for announcement? 24 hours, although I wouldn’t have thought they can keep it under wraps even that long.

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  • DubaiMicky

    May 20, 2020 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #32

    ctommo, nor can I, although I did have #cans at a mate’s place on Saturday – does that count?

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  • Tackle from behind

    May 20, 2020 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #33

    DubaiMickey

    C’mon spill the beans
    How small a bird…dunnock, robin, goldcrest???

    2
  • geordietom

    May 20, 2020 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #34

    dubaimicky …

    was she a small blonde by any chance ? …

    😀

    2
  • ctommo

    May 20, 2020 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #35

    I reckon that counts mate. Provided you kept a 2 metre distance
    Anyway, my summer holiday this year is likely to be a getaway up your way. Must meet up when I’m there.

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  • Jib

    May 20, 2020 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #36

    “Claims tonight the takeover has been done. We don’t believe confirmation has arrived yet. But nothing to suggest it won’t soon.”[Chronicle]

    3
  • Mund

    May 20, 2020 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #37

    It doesn’t matter who the sources are I doubt anyone would give it up anyways all that matters is it’s positive and the only reveal we want is the takeover

    0
  • DubaiMicky

    May 20, 2020 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #38

    A large green and gold falcon lads. We’re good to go.

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  • Mund

    May 20, 2020 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #39

    DubaiMicky any indication when we will hear anything

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  • DubaiMicky

    May 20, 2020 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #40

    ctommo – just don’t stay at the Corona Rotana – it’s gone viral…

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