Saudi-backed consortium appoint Director at Newcastle United – A sign of new sponsorship?

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.

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2 thoughts on “Saudi-backed consortium appoint Director at Newcastle United – A sign of new sponsorship?

  1. Can anyone pease inform me why the richest club in the world is loath to spend exactly
    when we need too, yeah I’m aware of the subject regarding fair play rules, but why should the country with the most dosh care, as our young and obvious cheap manner appears to only re-employ former players of his both cheap and aging, and yeah the owners could order a big sale, they have to.
    Either spend or wait forever, and puhleez no more cheap former players from Bournemouth, someone should inform those who arrange buys and transfers that we already have useless aging players and should be looking at a more youthful side, especially now when we need to dump so many players .
    I have been waiting for either the owners or someone to bring in players who can win games or what the hell are we about, acquiring both aging stars and ageing ex premier players, we may as well stayed with our old owner, I mean is that not the reason we sold the club to the worlds richest country, ?
    C’mon man either get rid of our new manager , now using his present side asking them who we should sign, is that the kind of owners and management we the loyal fans deserve, perhaps we should ask the cites fans how they deserved to become no-bodies to the European champions, in short shrift.
    Certainly their owners didn’t buy aging stars they bought average present day players, so make it a case when you decide to write a blog to ensure we dont buy any more of Bournemouth’s aging group or two more big donkeys like during the winter window.
    we the fans had great expectations and look what we are ending up with aging no-bodies.
    Seems to me we are no better of than under Ashley, same rules apply!

    I had great expectations and eded up with a bunch of aging no-bodies .

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  2. “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”. Fast social network

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