The Newcastle United Blog | Newcastle continue to leave nothing to chance in rebuilding the club
Newcastle owners continue to make progress in getting Newcastle into fighting shape to become a force in the Premier League. As we have seen in the four months since the takeover, our owners are very diligent and process-oriented.
They don’t mind taking their time to make sure the right decisions are made for the club. Although progress has been slow in some respects, the basic building blocks are in place to make Newcastle a top football club.
Earlier this month Dan Ashworth resigned as Brighton’s technical director. He will become Newcastle’s new director of football once his notice expires. Newcastle are trying to get compensation from Brighton to cut short their gardening leave.
Getting Ashworth on board will fill a huge void at the club. Newcastle will have an experienced hand to work with Eddie Howe on building the Newcastle squad into a formidable team.
Newcastle are also making low-key moves that signal their intention to leave no stone unturned. StatsBomb, a football analytics company, has announced a multi-year partnership with Newcastle. Here is part of their statement:
Newcastle United have become the latest English Premier League club to integrate StatsBomb’s advanced event data and IQ platform into its recruiting and performance analytics departments. The partnership will also strengthen Newcastle’s approach to key aspects of modern football, such as successful player acquisition and detailed opposition analysis.
Last year, StatsBomb struck similar partnerships with Liverpool and Wolves as well as Borussia Dortmund in Germany and Fiorentina in Italy. This should help with Newcastle’s recruitment and opposition analysis.
The Chronicle also noted that a new job opportunity has been posted on behalf of the club which states its aim to become “a global force in the game”. Here are some of those job openings:
“Newcastle United Football Club has ambitious plans to dominate the Premier League and become a global force in the game.
“To achieve our objectives, the Club is evolving its activity and must put in place a solid and high-calibre legal department.
“Initially, we are looking to recruit a mid to senior level associate to support all commercial contracts and provide high quality advice on a wide range of commercial, legal and compliance issues that impact the club operations.
“It’s a unique opportunity to join Newcastle United at the start of our exciting new journey and play a key strategic role in helping us achieve our goals.”
This job posting is an ambitious statement in itself. It shows that the club, after 14 years of neglect, have plenty of areas to fill but are also working to make Newcastle a top-down success.