Reporter advises Newcastle to secure big off-field deal

Journalist Liam Kennedy has advised the new owners of Newcastle United to seal a massive off-field acquisition in the form of Dan Ashworth.

Speaking on NUFC Matters on the Steve Wraith YouTube channel, he confirmed negotiations were still ongoing for the Brighton and Hove Albion manager who is currently on gardening leave while Newcastle negotiate with Brighton over compensation.

He said, “It’s still pending, it’s going to happen as I say. keep calm about it, it will happen but it hasn’t happened yet. I also don’t know if it will happen in the near future.

Ashworth was part of the set-up behind the scenes when current boss Gareth Southgate took over. In 2012 he became England’s top-flight development director, a role that paid off for the national team from 2017 as the youngsters won trophies and the senior side did well. performed at the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020.

He then moved to Brighton in 2018, and the club then enjoyed a strong but steady rise over the following years.

Newcastle sacked former manager Lee Charnley when the Saudi-backed new owner took over earlier in the season, and Ashworth is expected to be the man to eventually replace him.