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Exclusive Claims Newcastle To Look To Defending Champions For New Sporting Director



The Telegraph’s Sam Wallace is reporting that one of the moves Newcastle’s prospective new owners could make early on is to appoint a Sporting Director. Wallace believes that Manchester City’s Academy Director Jason Wilcox is high on the list.

The 50-year-old Wilcox was named Manchester City’s Academy Director in 2017. The former-winger enjoyed a long playing career in which he was capped by England three times. He spent the bulk of his career with Blackburn rising through their academy before departing for Leeds in 1999.

According to the report, Wilcox has been instrumental in Manchester City’s rise to become one of the top development centers in the world. Wallace writes that his departure would be a massive loss to the reigning Premier League Champions.

There is also news emerging that the takeover has now been completed with an announcement imminet. The Athletic’s George Caulkin has just tweeted the following.

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273 comments so far

  • TheTinman

    Oct 7, 2021 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Repost. Oh my god it feels good to actually need to repost again.

    It doesn’t matter which manager we get. Even Bruce could keep us up this season now.

    The whole dynamic has changed. SJP will be absolutely rocking. The players all have the biggest opportunity of their careers, they will be busting a gut for the team now.

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  • TheTinman

    Oct 7, 2021 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Anzhi Mackchakalakakaa attracted an all manner of top talent and the squad didn’t even live there. They trained in Moscow and flew in for their home matches.

    We will have no problem attracting players to this glorious city

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  • RobLeenio

    Oct 7, 2021 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Cheers Munster

    TheTinman, spot on post that – if the players can’t find the will to fight to be part of the biggest transformation project of a football club in history, then frankly they need to move on.

    This is going to be epic, and that should get the players juiced as much as the fans.

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  • ToonTiger

    Oct 7, 2021 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Martinez could be best for transition as G Jones would most likely be his assistant & already here. I would say this season’s objectives would now be upper mid table and push for a cup if we can.

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  • peter5199

    Oct 7, 2021 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Yawn. Send me a telegram, phone call, email, quantum bloody computer message when this happens. In the meantime……..

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 7, 2021 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #6

    Not sure why Eddie Howe would even be considered, surely an interim manager would be one with a track record of keeping clubs up. Straight in for Conte.

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  • Mund

    Oct 7, 2021 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #7

    Oh Mandy well
    You came and you bought us from Ashley,
    And we want you to stay
    Oh, Mandy
    And, you brought in the Reubens and Saudis,
    And I need you today
    Oh, Mandy!

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  • Swlabr

    Oct 7, 2021 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #8

    Blimey, the buses are flying by in a convoy! Here’s a repost: Bob, @ 59, last post. Yep, it’s frustrating isn’t it, when they refer to the likes of Sheffield, Liverpool and Stockport etc. as being in the North. To them there is no such concept as the midlands. Only North and South, no transition.

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  • Mund

    Oct 7, 2021 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Jason Burt
    @JBurtTelegraph
    Remarkable to think it is four years and six days after Amanda Staveley started the ball rolling on Newcastle Utd takeover – when she attended their game against Liverpool at St James Park – that today is the day it will finally be announced.

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 7, 2021 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #10

    Mund, I forgot you had Covid you poor fecker. We all need to keep an eye on that still.

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 7, 2021 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #11

    Amnesty have really gone down in my estimations. Looking like a gun for hire.
    On their website they claim plaudits for stopping the sales of arms from the UK to KSA a few years back. But when the UK decided to sell masses of weapons to KSA again not a peep in the press, but KSA trying to buy a football club at the same time……..

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 7, 2021 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #12

    WL, the socks were bad, but the jocks….

    And who’se knickaz were they man ??

    🙂

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  • Swlabr

    Oct 7, 2021 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #13

    They’re digging up all the moral issues on Talksport again.

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #14

    Hope you get to see Warren Barton on Sky, love that man.

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #15

    Swlabr, its all your fault, and mine. We’re guilty, and the rest on here. Sheesh, they’ll tell us we have blood on our hands next as nufc fans.

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #16

    News now coming out that Keegan is part of the announcement with Amanda. Not as manager, but as a spokesman for the club. Wow

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #17

    The bringing up of human rights by sports broadcasters is just a way for them to add more drama to the story arc of our takeover.

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  • hibbit

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #18

    safety is first priority getting to Jan 1st still in touch is essential,

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  • onmeedsun

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #19

    Tyneside and Northumberland are beautiful, just don’t let on or all those southerners will want a piece of it. A great place to live, and one of the best places in the world to play football if the team is doing well. Keegan should be used to sell the club to new arrivals.

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #20

    James, Someone (airport watch type I think) on twitter said he’d flown in to Newcastle yesterday.

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  • Adamn_92

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #21

    I’m not too fussed who comes in as manager to start with. We’ll actually have owners who will take action if things go bad and look to improve. No more of this holding onto managers for far too long until the club is practically unsaveable like Ashley always seemed to do.

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  • onmeedsun

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #22

    My view on the human rights stuff.
    Yes I think they are guilty of all that stuff, but you have more chance of influencing them to embrace culture change if they are inside your tent than being outside your tent.

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  • peter5199

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #23

    Chancel, fine looking dog. Obviously not as good as Sir Pugalot, but still a fine looking K9

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  • Adamn_92

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #24

    I just don’t see why it should be us as fans duties to condemn the human rights record of Saudi and why the club should be seen so negatively because of it. Saudi have bought and invested in loooooads of things in the UK and globally, why don’t they get stick and get told to take a stand? Got to be the same for everyone, ridiculous that it’s all getting aimed at us whilst other investments and purchases just get done absolutely no objections at all.

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  • hibbit

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #25

    KK will do a great job for us as a spokesperson very media savvy,

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  • peter5199

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #26

    If we a bought. I will actually post my picture. That will scare you

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  • Mund

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #27

    hibbit

    Agree he would be a brilliant choice and can you even imagine KK back after that disgraceful time he had with Ashley and now being part of the spokesperson in transitioning the club and the fans into a new era. Stuff dreams are made of mate 🙂

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  • peter5199

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #28

    are

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  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #29

    Getting KK involved is a master stroke. Everyone regardless of club will listen to him.

    Great stuff.

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  • The Blog Police

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #30

    I’d love it, just love it, if Keegan was a Spokesperson for the club :0)

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  • peter5199

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #31

    Lads… and ladies…. this is the Toon….. Nothing is going to be easy

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #32

    Black and white dogs are the way forward.

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  • Adamn_92

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #33

    I reckon KK would do a fantastic job at convincing players to sign for us. Could really sell the club and how amazing it is to play at a packed St James’ Park.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #34

    If KK appears with Mandy not sure my heart could take it. KK always created an amazing atmosphere and it will just blow everyone away.

    Mund

    18 months ago a brilliant short video was doing the rounds of that Manilow song with a backdrop of pictures of SBR etc. Wish I’d kept that link now.

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #35

    I don’t mean that in a Shepherd and Hall way

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  • Jammydodger

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #36

    If Keegan comes out with Amanda and announces the takeover with something along the lines of a play on words of his “don’t ever give up” statement it will be the best moment ever.

    Along the lines of

    ” You didn’t ever give up on your club, you kept supporting it, it’s your club and you trusted me that one day you would get your club back, today is that day and it’s everything you ever wanted it to be, Newcastle United is bigger than anyone. It hurts no more, we are a city, we are a whole population, we are united”

    Shivers, tears, cans

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  • The Blog Police

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #37

    chancel be a fine thing
    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:15 AM
    Comment #32
    “Black and white dogs are the way forward”

    I’ve got a white one. Now looking for a tin of black paint :0) I’m sure ‘er indoors won’t mind me applying a couple of stripes

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #38

    Imagine you are a young player with King Kev speaking to you and your family telling you all about the area and the club

    His enthusiasm rubs off on people same with having Shearer involved coaching young strikers

    Could even bring Ginola back to speak to all the French players 🙂

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  • peter5199

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #39

    Sir Pugalot is trying. Currently fawn and black. Transitioning

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 7, 2021 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #40

    He could tell Haalland the the toon was nearer to Norway than Manchester.

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