Majed Al Sorour, the chief executive of the Saudi Golf Federation, has been appointed as a director of Newcastle United.
As shown on the latest Companies House filing, the Saudi-based CEO now has an official role at the club following a host of intriguing appearances at St James’ Park, meaning he will take a place on the board alongside Amanda Staveley, Mehrdad Ghodoussi and Jamie Reuben.
As the chief executive at Golf Saudi, some believe the appointment of Al Sorour is the the clearest sign yet that this will be our new kit sponsor ahead of the 2022/23 season.
This comes after a host of ‘leaked’ kits emerged on social media over the past week, with a green and white shirt – which looks extremely like the Saudi national jersey – causing major controversy when it comes to sportswashing.
He may be a familiar face to eagle-eyed Newcastle fans, with him spotted sitting alongside club Chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan during first game of the new era at St James’ Park – a home clash with Spurs – and was also pictured in the stands for our FA Cup defeat to Cambridge earlier this year.