Keith Downie has been speaking on Newcastle Fans TV about the Magpies’ search for a director of football.
According to The Telegraph, Michael Emenalo was the leading candidate to be appointed as the club’s director of football under the new owners, but despite holding talks out in Saudi Arabia, nothing has seemingly materialised.
Following the fiasco the new owners experienced when they were looking to appoint Unai Emery as their new manager, they may well be keeping their cards close to their chest in terms of what information they leak out into the press or even tell anyone outside of their circle within the club, but Downie has revealed that candidates are currently being considered by the consortium.
Downie was speaking about what the consortium told him when he asked about a candidate for the role.
“A name was put to me at the weekend, which I checked out with the consortium and I was told that this individual had been considered but it wasn’t to be the one.”
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Although Downie did not name anyone outright, it will surely be a relief to some Newcastle fans that the consortium are indeed sieving their way through names to be the club’s director of football and are not just sitting back and watching on.
However, this claim does suggest that talks have taken a step backwards in some regard.
It would seem to make sense if Newcastle appointed a director of football before the January transfer window, as Amanda Staveley has confirmed to the club’s YouTube channel that they will indeed be active in the transfer window to help rectify the situation Newcastle find themselves in.