Adam Bartlett has confirmed his promotion to replace Simon Smith as Newcastle’s new head of goalkeeping. The Shields Gazette has published the following message Bartlett relayed on LinkedIn:
“I’m happy to share that I’m starting a new position as Head of Goalkeeping at Newcastle United Football Club!”
Bartlett was promoted from the U23s to the first team in March. He had been in the Newcastle coaching ranks since June of 2020. The former Hartlepool and Gateshead goalkeeper started with the Newcastle Academy as a youngster.
Adam Bartlett– two to the left of Eddie Howe
Newcastle’s previous head of goalkeeping Simon Smith left the club in July bringing to an end his second spell with the club. He was brought back to St. James’ Park by Steve McClaren in 2015 after initially leaving in 2004.
There has been no official announcement from Newcastle United on Bartlett’s promotion. The 36-year-old has been acting in the role and has now received another prominent promotion.