In late May, there was a claim from France that former PSG Sporting Director Antero Henrique was on the shortlist to become Newcastle’s new Sporting Director should the prospective new owners pass the Premier League’s fitness tests.
It’s now been two weeks since that report, and we still have heard precious little from the league on the state of Newcastle’s sale to the Amanda Staveley-led consortium.
However, Henrique’s name has surfaced once again in conjunction with Newcastle’s takeover. Sport Witness is citing claims from the French outlet RMCSport that Henrique has been contacted by our prospective new ownership group about a role at St James Park.
The 52-year-old Henrique (pictured above) left Paris Saint-Germain last June after two successful years as the club’s Sporting Director. He had previously spent a decade in a similar role in his native Portugal with Porto.
Since leaving PSG, Henrique has been linked with Manchester United. However, the RMCSport claims that he could be tempted to come to Tyneside.
The report says that the potential new owners have spoken to Henrique about becoming Newcastle’s new transfer guru, a role he has had success with at both PSG and Porto.
This all sounds outstanding to us. However, we need to get this takeover approved before any of these enticing new additions being targeted can start to arrive.
165 comments so far
Jun 7, 2020 at 6:37 PMComment #1
From Denis the menace to this guy. Progress! 🙂
Jun 7, 2020 at 6:40 PMComment #2
Please god the takeover is not dead
It’s not looking good
Thank god the covid is over
That was rough
In Bruce we trust!
Jun 7, 2020 at 6:46 PMComment #3
C dog u mad bollocks, you’re back. All good with you?
Jun 7, 2020 at 6:48 PMComment #4
Micky McCann was the window climber from Pelaw, LOL
Charlton ran the football teams ,
do you remember Paul Emerson live next to the swan went on to own Emerson pet shops ??
Jun 7, 2020 at 6:49 PMComment #5
Covid ain’t gone CDog, not yet.
Jun 7, 2020 at 6:52 PMComment #6
No worries about the takeover, it’s as solid as can be. When the EPL are able to concentrate on something other than managing this season and next season, the takeover will certainly get the go-ahead. EPL also don’t mind keeping Saudi on tenterhooks because, as everyone knows, Saudi have been pirating the TV rights to spite Qatar. The legal challenge to this, however, fell to naught in the PSG case, and nothing can have changed to the detriment of Saudi since then, so we just have to wait, boys. It’ll happen, just wait: anyway, what’s spoiling? No football being played, so no worries. It’s a done deal, subject to the D&O tests, which are so feeble NOBODY has EVER failed to pass.
Jun 7, 2020 at 6:58 PMComment #7
Hibbit Emerson no don’t remember him. at willow grove can you remember a new starter name Jimmy shield he was reported to be a boxer.
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:04 PMComment #8
Jimmy Shield the boxer
Was his middle name Gum ?
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:05 PMComment #9
This has been debated quite a bit this week…Matty Longstaff yes or no?
I guess factors you all need to consider are:
1/ Are you just basing your decision soley on him being a local lad that you want to succeed.
2/ Is there a quality player in there somewhere or too early to say.
3/ Is he way overhyped?
4/ Is he the standard we are looking for? As many of you have pointed out quite rightly he’s no Phil Foden.
5/ Is our youth team so lame compared to Southampton, Cheski, Citeh, etc we get way too carried away over an average players coming through?
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:09 PMComment #10
Anglo got a headache trying to put faces to names
Phil Murry, Lar Vest, Ian mc Donald, Green,
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:09 PMComment #11
Jib good one, his middle name is now big balls, fleet-footed was my name.
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:10 PMComment #12
HA HA my name is one of those names well done.
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:12 PMComment #13
Spelling no right but like I said well done. Now if you said which was the best looking you’re there.
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:12 PMComment #14
Anglo did you go to the grand on a thursday night ??
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:18 PMComment #15
Anglo Green was a sparky at the airport so thats not you after what you said this afternoon,
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:23 PMComment #16
Hibbit no not the grand don’t remember the grand where was it.
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:24 PMComment #17
Hibbit What age would we be.
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:27 PMComment #18
Hibbit. my mate was Dave Ellwood his farther owned the farm just up from the ship spent all my youth there.
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:27 PMComment #19
There wasa Grand in Pelaw
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:27 PMComment #20
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:32 PMComment #21
Father shit my spellings getting worse
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:33 PMComment #22
I spent my youth in the Ship 🙂
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:33 PMComment #23
If its pelaw hibbit that would be a no.
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:35 PMComment #24
Dave at the time, what did you call the 3 guys who owned the ship musicians they were.
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:38 PMComment #25
Think hibbits has gone for a lie-down.
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:51 PMComment #26
Couldn’t spot you dancing on the boat. Give a clue and tell us what colour dress you were wearing.
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:51 PMComment #27
day 48 another one who played for North Shields juniors
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:55 PMComment #28
Posting that link in English was much appreciated. The odds on you taking Jib’s Googlemeister job have shortened considerably. The bookies know it’ll not be long before Ashley’s gone and with him, Bishop and his skills.
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:57 PMComment #29
You’ve worn Hibbit out – he probably Feliing to his pit.
Jun 7, 2020 at 7:58 PMComment #30
…. his shills
Jun 7, 2020 at 8:04 PMComment #31
Lesh talking about old times is good for the grey matter.
Jun 7, 2020 at 8:06 PMComment #32
New poster are often so positive about takeover.
Whereas the rest of us after sometime start feeling that the same o s. gonna happen again.
Until it is confirmed, everything will still be as before.
Jun 7, 2020 at 8:21 PMComment #33
Did you guys see the highlights of the closed doors game yesterday? Shocking pass (from S.Longstaff was it?) from inside their own box to allow Bentaleb’s shot. And Joelinton simply walking to the edge of the box and getting a shot off in the build-up to his goal.
I have a feeling we will see a lot of goals in the coming games.
Jun 7, 2020 at 8:21 PMComment #34
sorry had to take the dogs for a walk
Anglo was it john bell at the ship or was that later
asbestos that mean anything to you
Jun 7, 2020 at 8:25 PMComment #35
the grand was a dance hall the resident band was the”king bees”
Jun 7, 2020 at 8:27 PMComment #36
There’ll be nowt left in Liverpool if they start pulling stuff down relating to the slave trade.
Jun 7, 2020 at 8:32 PMComment #37
Hibbit john bell owned finigans. think the ship owners were brothers musicians they had been on telly info from the old man.
Jun 7, 2020 at 8:34 PMComment #38
asbestos that mean anything to you OH YES.
Jun 7, 2020 at 8:36 PMComment #39
think john bell did have some input into the ship come to think of it.
Jun 7, 2020 at 8:42 PMComment #40
Anglo gotcha 😀