There is reportedly set to be big changes to the club’s academy this summer, with three roles becoming available.
The Chronicle state that Newcastle are interested in a loan coordinator, Under-23 manager and assistant academy coach. And the former Toon striker is one of the names in contention to take on one of the roles.
Ameobi is a cult hero in the North East. Famous for scoring a plethora of goals against rivals Sunderland, he played almost 400 games for the club after making his debut in September 2000.
He was released in 2014, with his final game for the club being a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield. Ameobi was comically sent off for dissent.
Despite his cult hero status, fans are split on reports that he could be in line for a job with the club’s academy.
While some supporters think a move for Ameobi would be a bad idea when you look back at his playing career, a portion of fans believe that he could be a good fit for the academy.
Fans react to Ameobi report
Lovely fella, great ambassador for the club but you would have thought the club would have learnt that “big names” don’t guarantee success. There are very qualified local lads in the set up being wasted. Give them a chance. Dawson has shown what they can do when given a chance!
— Me (@newcastlefan55) March 18, 2019
Ah so thats why he was so nice about Ashley on Tele 😂
— Tom Maltby 🥊 (@TM13816) March 18, 2019
The young lads could learn a lot from Shola – like how to stick around for 18 years when you’re not very good
— Paddy Donoghue (@Don1Pad) March 18, 2019
Yes, youngsters will be able to learn from Shola’s teachings in the same way he was clearly able to soak up so much from the likes of Shearer, Owen, Solano, Speed, Sir Bobby etc..
It’s a flawless plan, really 😐#NUFC
— Matthew (@BigNumberFour) March 18, 2019
It’s said that Shola was always brilliant in training but couldn’t put it on the pitch. As part of the “team”, he’ll do ok for us
— John Taylor (@jayteeto69) March 18, 2019
This is getting a lot of hate but if you take the Mike Ashley comments thwt he made away, it makes a lot of sense. Knows what it takes to come through the ranks, intelligent down-to-earth fella who will help the youngsters. My gut instinct is that it makes a lot of sense
— Mr Michael (@MichaelMidd90) March 18, 2019
Yess the mackam slayer!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 #TeamShola
— JoshParr (@MrJoshMParr) March 18, 2019