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.