Newcastle United co-owner Amanda Staveley has revealed the club are looking to bring in a new CEO.
The 48-year has today appeared at a Financial Times Business of Football live event to speak on a number of topics relating to the Magpies.
Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners has now controlled 10% of the club since October 7, with RB Sports & Media owning another 20% and PIF owning 80%.
She has been hard at work behind the scenes since the takeover officially went through. Supporters have generally been delighted with her commitment thus far.
She has played a big role in getting Eddie Howe and five new players into the club to help Newcastle stave off the threat of relegation.
According to reports, the acquisition of a new sporting director should soon be announced. Dan Ashworth having already left Brighton (BBC Sport).
At today’s FT live event Staveley has said that the club are also set to bring in a new CEO.
According to journalist Liam Kennedy, Staveley said on a potential timeframe: “I hope not too far along.”
Staveley said it is their goal to turn Newcastle into ‘a huge global brand’. She also said ‘we want to be the best’.
Staveley also said that it is her plan to be at the club for 20 years (via Lee Ryder).
The wheels are in motion at Newcastle
It is good to hear that there will soon be a new CEO. And also a new sporting director.
It is clear how much she, Mehrdad Ghodoussi and the others all want to turn Newcastle into a footballing superpower.
Hopefully these appointments will bear fruit in the coming years, and result in Newcastle regularly challenging for honours at the very highest level.