According to the Telegraph, Newcastle have made contact with Brian Marwood about a role at the club.
The 61-year-old is currently involved with Manchester City, acting as managing director of global football for the City Group.
Manchester City’s owners have a huge portfolio of clubs, including Melbourne City, New York City and Girona. PIF may want to do similar, with reports stating they want to buy Inter Milan, Marseille and a Brazilian club.
Marwood has been working with Manchester City for more than a decade, arriving in 2009. He played an important role there following their takeover in 2008.
He’s 61-years-old now, and actually belongs to the North East which may give Newcastle a boost in luring him to St James’ Park.
Marwood played once for England during his playing career, and interestingly his one and only cap came in a friendly against Saudi Arabia in 1988.
Brian Marwood would be a good hire for Newcastle
While the new owners might have a lot of money, they don’t have much experience when it comes to running a football club.
That’s why this period of their tenure is so important. They need to bring in knowledgeable football people who they can trust to make the right decisions and help kickstart this huge project.
The decisions being made now will have a huge impact on the type of manager we bring in and the type of players we target.
Marwood certainly has the valuable football experience that the new owners need. He’s proven that at Manchester City.
The former Arsenal player was responsible for bringing in the likes of David Silva, Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero.
Those signings played crucial roles in the development of Manchester City. Now they are now one of the biggest clubs on the planet.
If Newcastle do bring in Marwood, here’s hoping he can have the same impact at St James’ Park.