Lee Charnley’s days at NUFC appear to be numbered, with the Daily Mail revealing that he’ll leave his position at St James’ Park following the handover period
Craig Hope’s ‘exclusive‘ reveals that he will stay on in the short-term, agreeing to stay during the handover period, but that his 20-year stint at the club will come to an end after discussions with the Saudi-backed consortium.
Charnley has been managing director since 2013, after previously serving as the club secretary, and his role at the club effectively sees him as the middleman between Ashley and the manager.
It’s fair to say 99% of Newcastle fans will be glad to see the back of him, myself included, as he is perceived to be a “yes man” that symbolises exactly what is wrong with our club during the Ashley era.
His one sole positive deed for us was how he somehow managed to coax Rafa to the club. Goodness knows how he managed that!
Let’s hope the end of Charnley is a defining step into the dawn of a fresh new era for our football club.