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Report – Newcastle Considering Fringe Candidate For Director Role


Newcastle’s prospective new owners have reportedly been doing their diligence in finding a top director to appoint once the takeover is announced. Most recently former PSG Sporting Director Antero Henrique has been touted as a potential candidate.

The 52-year-old is seen as a transfer guru and has had great success in the transfer market with both PSG and Porto, where he spent a decade before leaving for Paris.

Lille’s Luis Campo, Frank McParland (former Sporting Director for Nottingham Forest, Burnley, and Brentford), and former Magpie Nikos Dabizas have all been mentioned as well.

The Mail is reporting another potential target for the position in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s Lutz Pfannenstiel. The former Hoffenheim scout has been Dusselforf’s Sporting CEO since December 2018.

Lutz Pfannenstiel– latest man linked with Newcastle director role

The report claims that the Saudis want someone who will be able to take a ‘measured’ approach to the transfer market despite significant funds being made available.

This is what Sami Mokbel writes in his report:

But Sportsmail sources claim the Saudis, while there will be significant funds available, will take a more measured approach to their recruitment – and want a technical director with a reputation of working within a budget and framework, particularly as football comes to terms with the coronavirus financial crisis.

Pfannenstiel has made the moves in the transfer window to keep Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga since their promotion in 2018. They finished 10th last season but are struggling in 16th during this campaign.

The 47-year-old former goalkeeper played for 27 different clubs during his career, including stints at Wimbledon, Nottingham Forest, and Huddersfield.

He seems like an odd choice for the director’s role at Newcastle, so we’re not too sure what to make of this report.

Here’s an article on the marauding German from the BBC done 8 years ago.


53 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #1

    off you go then welshie, you’ve bored us all enough.

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  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #2

    We didn’t have our usual pop in of Bladey yesterday!! I wonder why that was? Lol

    1
  • Darnik

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #3

    No spoilers for Tom Mund but yeah it was funny that, he’s not what you expect a special agent to be like, try that Apache I mentioned, real eye opener

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #4

    Rotonda,

    So that was just assuming they would be sued £300 million? Where did that figure come from?

    Also, I know it wasn’t you that made this point to begin with, but I wouldn’t describe that as “doubling the cost of the club” at all. The Saudis will have to pay the same compo regardless of whether they purchase the club. They are two entirely separate issues.

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  • Jib

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #5

    Kevin Vegan

    Jib,
    How would the Saudis being ordered to pay compensation have any impact on the value of our club?

    Wow another member of the misunderstanding club

    I said it would effectively put the price of NUFC up

    £300m purchase price PLUS say £250m compensation
    They would pay £550m to buy us instead of £300M

    Get it ?

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  • Jib

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #6

    They are not separate issues
    If the Saudis don’t buy the club they tell the WTO to do one
    If they want to appease the WTO/EPL they have to cough up

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  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #7

    Darnik

    I’ll have a gander mate love a documentary.

    Try the innocent files or trial by media. It really shows you what the world is really about.

    You look at Epstein the staggering evidence against him and he gets a plea deal then you watch that innocent files and see these men get sent down for next to nothing and some of them spend 30yrs in jail as an innocent man. The world is totally backwards and we will most probably be our own demise.

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  • Darnik

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #8

    I will do Mund, I’ve bookmarked one called long shot, innocent man getting sent down looks canny

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  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #9

    Darnik

    I’ll check ya that out mate. Have you watched the Micheal Moore documentary’s? That Sicko he did was a hard watch. He also did Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11.

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  • the crown princes nashers

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Jib

    why should they cough up as you say they have been proved innocent in 2 court cases so remind me what have they done to warrent another 250 million quid on top of the 300 million

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  • Mattroge

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #11

    I didn’t think determining compensation would be in the WTO’s remit? All their report is doing is looking to see if KSA could’ve done more to prevent the piracy and making recommendations?

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #12

    Jib,

    The WTO is a massive body with an incredible amount of power. If the Saudis are found guilty and ordered to pay compo, they won’t be able to hide from that payment just because they didn’t buy our club.

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  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #13

    Darnik

    Just looked at long shot I’m sure I’ve saw that isn’t it where….wait you haven’t saw it have you? Best not say owt

    1
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #14

    KV

    There have only been 3 at best remotely credible buyers prior to PIF consortium.

    Staveley first time – couldn’t raise the asking price.

    Kenyon – same + BS’d Ashley that he actually had.

    BZG – BS’d the media and fans that a deal was agreed and with the PL for DD.

    That leaves the current buyers as the only ones who have agreed a price, paid a deposit and submitted for approval to the PL.

    It’s as simple as that.

    My opinion on here has consistently been that MA would sell if someone matched his asking price – and £300M-£350M for a PL club (prior to Covid) with our potential was IMO no way an inflated price.

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  • Darnik

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #15

    No but will bookmark them all now, love owt like that, beats the soaps that’s for sure 🙂

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #16

    Also Jib, where did the figure of £250m for the compo come from?

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #17

    Darnik

    Aye me too anything real and a mad story I’m down. Or you fall into the trap of watching the real housewives of Cheshire lol

    1
  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #18

    Dickhead

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  • the crown princes nashers

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #19

    Kevin Vegan

    they do not have that amount of power as you say there kevin, they are not an authority, they are go betweens thats all they are, I remember reading a few papers on the WTO they are the ones who said that countries do deals with them and if they go back on the deals they wills sue them to hell and back, sometime ago they wanted the uk in on these deals and ive never seen any more papers about it since, even the EU refused to deal with them, i would like to know whos the major players in this trading company really george soros, warren buffet and co no doubt

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  • Darnik

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #20

    I’m lucky, my wife would rather shit in her hands and clap than watch that rubbish 🙂

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #21

    Ya lucky buggar I get teen mom and all that and then you have moments where I start to get into this shit and the wife catches me watching and doesn’t let it go lol and I feel so ashamed lol don’t tell the lads tho…..

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  • the crown princes nashers

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #22

    the way I see it theres only 1 government who can stop this deal and thats the british government and they have said they dont want nothing to do with it because if they did it would bring there deals with the saudis into disribute, no arms deals, no oil deals no workers in saudi the list is endless and the country needs there cash with our trade and industry nearly at rock bottom due to the coronavirus outbreak

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  • Darnik

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #23

    Rather you than me mate lol

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  • the crown princes nashers

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #25

    cracking cars number plates tom 🙂

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  • Jib

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #26

    “Kevin Vegan
    Also Jib, where did the figure of £250m for the compo come from?”

    You give the distinct impression of not being very worldly wise

    I said

    “£300m purchase price PLUS say £250m compensation”

    which most would know that it was ball-park figure just guessed at.

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  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #27

    Tom that is quality I would love to see what the Americans think when looking at them plates

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #28

    Mattroge

    From previous… BZG did exist and were interested but according to the rumour mill the “non-refundable” part of the deposit massively offended them. Apparently that was the sticking point and why it didn’t come to anything.

    If that was the case why did they claim a deal had been done and it was with the PL for DD?

    Ashley had made it clear after the BS from Kenyon that proof of funds would have to be seen and his terms agreed to before a deal was done – that would have included a non-refundable deposit to cover wasted time if the deal failed the PL test.

    I think that reason for BZG backing out is wide of the mark by far.

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #29

    geordietom

    Cracking pic.

    I used to have A44 4 MAG on a Porsche 944 – my wife then was called Maggie and when I bought the plate I didn’t realise the significance.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #30

    KV

    What Jib said.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #31

    THE WTO ARE …

    arbitrator’s…

    an independent person or body officially appointed to settle a dispute…

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  • hibbit

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #32

    Bill not wanting to get into an argument here, as you know i’ve only ever commented on one take over ,for which in the end i got pelters,
    Your totally wrong about AS/PCP not having the funds in places , everything was agreed and in place right up till Ashley moved the goalposts at the infamous curry gate affair a PR stunt he instigate with the help of the ex daily express owner in order to cause a rift and claim AS was just a tyre kick , when he realised he agreed a deal (£240m) which in his opinion was to cheap,

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #33

    Bill’s son

    Staveley first time – what are you basing this on? Is it purely the fact that fatty said she’s a tire kicker?

    Kenyon – the former chairman of Chelsea and Man U couldn’t get people together to buy us? Again, are we just going on what our club/journos told us here or do we have evidence?

    BZG – did they BS us? I don’t remember them saying much about it. Didn’t that rumour come from the media, rather than BZG? I would say it’s them BSing us. Also, Ashley would have known if they hadn’t submitted an offer and that it wasn’t with the PL for approval, so he was undoubtedly allowing that BS at the very least, if not encouraging it.

    You say the current bid is the only one to have reached an agreement on price and submit paperwork, but nobody seems to have any proof of this. Do you?

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  • Paul141726

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #34

    I’m still very positive that the Saudi/Reubens/Stavely purchase will be approved. Earlier,
    I stated that this Mauriss fellow, who doesn’t even have the wealth of AshLIE, would not
    use almost half of his reported wealth to buy Newcastle United. Seems to be very
    suspicious to me.

    But, Rotunda heights stated earlier, that Arthur Blank, the owner of the Atlanta football teams, American
    and International, has the wealth to facilitate the purchase and not make a dent in his
    overall wealth, reported to be almost 6 billion US dollars. Not Saudi wealth, but certainly more than
    Henry Mauriss.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #35

    my cousins done well a lad from Battle hill comes from nowt , university graduate now hes living the life …

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #36

    Welshie

    Your intellect and power of speech are overwhwelming, I’m sold. Now do you know and can you spell any other big words with more than 2 syllables?

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  • hibbit

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #37

    Bill this is not something ive just pulled out of thin air, its all well documented if you look back in the history of the blog.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #38

    Crown Prince’s Nashers,

    The WTO consists of over 150 member states. It is the most powerful trading organisation in the world. The EU is a completely separate trading organisation, so obviously they would not follow WTO regs as the whole purpose of the EU is to create new trade agreements in place of those of the WTO.

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #39

    Mund …

    they more than likely would say WTF … 😀

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  • geordietom

    Jun 10, 2020 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #40

    KEV were you a agitator in a another life ? …

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