Who Runs Newcastle United

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Who Runs Newcastle United

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Owner – Mike Ashley

SPORTS tycoon Mike Ashley has built his billion-pound-empire completely away from the public eye.

Buying Newcastle United is his most high- profile venture to date.

In 1982, at the age of 18, Ashley opened his first stores in London, called Sport and Ski. By 1990 he had three outlets, trading under the Sports Soccer name. Over the next decade, he opened about 100 more.

But as a sole trader he was exempt from filing accounts at Companies House, and the true scale of the Sports Soccer business was hidden. In 1999 it became a limited company and Ashley went on to acquire Lillywhites, Dunlop Slazenger and Kangol, among other business interests.

A series of secret meetings on Tyneside helped Mike Ashley achieve his Toon takeover dream.

The sports mogul was little known on Tyneside until he formed St James Holding Limited with the sole purpose of buying Newcastle United.

He then contacted Sir John Hall, who agreed to sell his family’s 41.6% stake to Mr Ashley for £55.3m. He immediately launched a £134.4m bid to buy the club.
Mike Ashley was rumored to be a Tottenham fan before he bought Newcastle United.

To keep tabs on what owner Mike Ashley is up to see our Mike Ashley Diaries

Chief Executive – Derek Llambias

 Chris Mort welcomes Derek Llambias to the club

Derek Llambias was brought in for his shrewd management skills honed throughout years working in hospitality.

His previous career in the entertainment and leisure industry stretches back more than 30 years – most recently as managing director of the Fifty Club in London.

Chairman Chris Mort said at the time of his appointment: “We are very pleased to welcome Derek on to the board of Newcastle United.

“Derek’s experience in the hospitality industry will certainly complement the work already being done by the club to realise its full potential.”

Derek Llambias is a long-term acquaintance of Mike Ashley and supports West Ham.

Club Secretary – Lee Charnley

Financial Controller – John Irving

Commercial Director – Dale Aitchison

Head of Media – Wendy Taylor

Press Officer – Mark Hannen

Honorary President – Bob Young

Honorary Life President – Sir John Hall

Honorary Life Vice-president – Malcolm Dix

Football Advisor – Kia Joorabchian

Manager – Alan Pardew

Assistant Manager – John Carver

First Team Coach – Steve Stone

Development Coach – Willie Donachie

Goalkeeping Coach – Andy Woodman

Head Physio – David Henderson

Physio – Derek Wright

Fitness Coach – Simon Tweddle

Masseurs – Mickey Holland, Davey Upton

Reserve Team Manager – Peter Beardsley

Academy Manager – Joe Joyce

Academy Goalkeeping Coach – Chris Terpcou

Academy Physio – Carl Nelson

Academy Fitness Coach – Jack Ade

Chief Scout – Graham Carr

Club Scouts – Ray Gooding, Vic Halom, Norman Wooster