Legendary Newcastle United tea lady Kath Cassidy dies aged 90

Kath Cassidy has died at the age of 90.
Kath Cassidy has died at the age of 90.

Legendary Newcastle United tea lady Kath Cassidy has died at the age of 90.

She made tea for Magpies managers from Joe Harvey to Steve McClaren before retiring towards the end of 2015 after 52 years of service.

The club today said: "Everyone at Newcastle United is deeply saddened by the passing of the club's legendary tea lady, Kath Cassidy.

"Our beloved Kath loyally served the club for half a century and was adored by managers, players and staff alike.

"She sadly passed away on Monday in Newcastle, aged 90.

"The thoughts of everyone connected with Newcastle United are with Kath’s family and friends at this very sad time."

Her duties also included serving drinks in the club's press room.