From December 2005 to February 2006, Newcastle failed to win a match, and he was sacked, with the Youth Academy Director Glenn Roeder taking over on a caretaker basis. [53] On 26 January 2015, his assistant John Carver was put in charge for the remainder of the season but came close to relegation, staying up on the final day with a 2–0 home win against West Ham, with Jonás Gutiérrez, who beat testicular cancer earlier in the season, scoring the team's second goal. By this time, Newcastle were in another title challenge. With managers such as Jack Charlton and then Willie McFaul, Newcastle remained in the top-flight, until key players such as Waddle, Beardsley and Paul Gascoigne were sold, and the team was relegated once more in 1989. Gullit resigned after this match, citing the media's harassment of his family in the Netherlands, rather than the club's form. Newcastle United Football Club Homepage. However, eventually figures picked up by 1895–96, when 14,000 fans watched the team play Bury. [95], In 2007, businessman Mike Ashley purchased the combined stakes of both Douglas and John Hall, 41% share in the club, through a holding company St James Holdings, with a view to buy the rest. [108][109][110] In June 2020, The Guardian reported that Richard Masters, who appeared in front of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, had hinted possible takeover of Newcastle United. The club's first official manager was Andy Cunningham, who was appointed in 1930, with Watt remaining secretary until 1935. GOALKEEPER COACH. As a result, the first half of the season was marred by a run of ten losses in 13 games, which saw the club sink near the relegation zone. SIMON SMITH. He, along with Goddard and Neil McDonald, were sold on, and without players of that calibre, the club's form suffered and McFaul was sacked. Finishing fifth saw Newcastle qualify for the play-off rounds of the Europa League (the rebranded UEFA Cup), but the club failed to adequately prepare for the European campaign, with Dutch midfielder Vurnon Anita the only major signing over the summer. Beardsley has been on leave since an investigation into … [97] This figure reached 95% on 11 July 2007, forcing the remaining shareholders to sell their shares. Lee took the team to the 1976 Football League Cup Final against Manchester City, but failed to bring the trophy back to Tyneside. [104] On 16 October 2017, Newcastle United announced that Ashley had once again put the club up for sale, reporting that he hoped that a deal could be concluded by Christmas 2017. If Newcastle defender Steven Taylor tells them not to eat a Mars bar for breakfast, they'll listen. Nationality: English. He was also reported to have fallen out with Robert, Olivier Bernard and Jermaine Jenas. The club's board stated that they felt "an individual with more managerial experience [was] needed to take the club forward. The club would then beat Leverkusen 3–1 home and away, and thus were back in contention to qualify for the knockout stage. However, when the club reached the cup final in 1955, Livingstone attempted to drop Jackie Milburn, and Seymour, who was behind Milburn's successful trial, took affront to this and picked the cup final team by himself. During Seymour's second spell, Newcastle won the FA Cup in consecutive years (1951 and 1952), and as a result, he became the first person in English football history to win the FA Cup with the same club as a player and manager. In the 1960s and up to the mid 1970s, Newcastle had a steady presence in Joe Harvey. Pearson took charge of the last match of the season, a 1–1 draw with relegated Watford. He would remain on the board until his death in 1978. [63], On 17 July 2019, Steve Bruce was appointed as manager on a three-year contract. McClaren would spend over £80 million in his brief stay, with Georginio Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrović, Florian Thauvin, Jonjo Shelvey and Andros Townsend all arriving in the North East for eight-figure transfer fees. To have him looking after the players who are a step away from first team football is a great addition to the player development programme. Dalglish was replaced as manager early in the following season by Ruud Gullit.[13][14]. He also brought in Malcolm Macdonald, Tony Green, Terry McDermott, Geoff Nulty and Micky Burns, all of whom at some point, made notable contributions to the club. He will support Ben to enhance what we are doing at our schoolboy level. Towards the end of September, Joe Kinnear, who four years previous was in charge of Nottingham Forest, was made interim manager. [81][84], Football had been played at St James' Park as early as 1880, the ground being occupied by Newcastle Rangers, before becoming the home of Newcastle West End F.C. [6] At the start of the 1893–94 season, Newcastle United were once again refused entry to the First Division and so joined the Second Division, along with Liverpool and Woolwich Arsenal.