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NEWCASTLE bosses are ready to recreate the controversial director of football role.

 

An executive will be appointed to liaise between manager Chris Hughton and the board. But the move is designed to give Hughton support in the boardroom, not undermine his position.

 

The Toon's top brass believe an experienced figure is needed to operate in the transfer market following their return to the Premier League.

 

He will help Hughton strengthen a squad that has walked away with the Championship title.

 

Ashley and managing director Derek Llambias attempted a similar management structure when Kevin Keegan was in charge. But the appointment of Dennis Wise ended in mutiny on Tyneside, the resignation of Keegan and a £2 million payout to the former England boss.

 

This time they are expected to go for an experienced operator who will already have the contacts to operate at boardroom level and deal with transfers and player contracts.

http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/sport/football/793871/NEWCASTLE-WANT-DIRECTOR-OF-FOOTBALL.html

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Regardless of whether or not it's true... theoretically the whole system would be pretty effective - if all parties stuck to their individual tasks, and communicated with each other properly. That's always been the case.

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Regardless of whether or not it's true... theoretically the whole system would be pretty effective - if all parties stuck to their individual tasks, and communicated with each other properly. That's always been the case.

 

Spot on. :nods:

 

EDIT: Don't believe it's true mind.

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Regardless of whether or not it's true... theoretically the whole system would be pretty effective - if all parties stuck to their individual tasks, and communicated with each other properly. That's always been the case.

 

Spot on. :nods:

 

EDIT: Don't believe it's true mind.

 

Agree, lets start by crossing off Joe Kinnear and Dennis Wise from the list though

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Regardless of whether or not it's true... theoretically the whole system would be pretty effective - if all parties stuck to their individual tasks, and communicated with each other properly. That's always been the case.

 

Spot on. :nods:

 

EDIT: Don't believe it's true mind.

 

Agree, lets start by crossing off Joe Kinnear and Dennis Wise from the list though

 

And Keegan.

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Regardless of whether or not it's true... theoretically the whole system would be pretty effective - if all parties stuck to their individual tasks, and communicated with each other properly. That's always been the case.

 

Effectively it would be the club hierarchy showing a lack of confidence in Hughton's credentials/experience at this level though...which just begs the question why didn't they appoint a senior manager to begin with?

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Hughton is sensible enough to be fine with this, especially if it will make his job easier and will allow him to focus on his strength wi=hich is coaching and organising the team.

 

We will need to go after a higher level of player now, and might well need someone who is a bit more heavyweight and has more contacts in the footballing world at large to attract these sorts of players.

 

Chris Hughton is the exact sort of manager who you might want working with a DOF, and is likely to actually appreciate the assistance. As long as it isn't a cretin like Wise I really can't see the problem. Hughton is so cool and sensible anyway, that he would probably even be able to pull off working with wise!

 

If this is true I'm not worried about it in the slightest. We've got a special person in charge in Chris Hughton. Won't faze him in the slightest.

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Yeah, regardless of all that I'd be well pissed off if we went down this route again.  It's never worked in this country.

yes it has, gordon milne was a very succesful Dof F somewhere....fucked if i can remember where though.
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