Ex-Newcastle United physio set for SHOCK move across the globe

Former Newcastle United physio Michael Harding is set to make a SHOCK switch across the globe as part of the next chapter in his career.

Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 10:44 am

Harding left United after 14 years last month, a move which reportedly surprised many at the club.

And, according to Sky Sports, the ex-senior member of Steve Bruce’s medical staff will now move to Indian Super League side East Bengal to work under former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler.

Fowler was appointed manager of the newly formed Indian side last month, following coaching spells at Thai side Muangthong United and in the A League with Brisbane Roar.

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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: General view inside the stadium as the Newcastle United players warm up prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on October 03, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Confirming the news, Sky Sports’ north east correspondent Keith Downie tweeted: “Former #NUFC physio Michael Harding, who left St James’ Park just last month, will join Robbie Fowler’s backroom team at Indian Super League side East Bengal. Harding had been with Newcastle for 14 years.”

The Daily Mail reported on September 23 that Harding along with Wayne Farrage had been ‘stood down’ by the club – and were unlikely to return.

The report read: “Two of Steve Bruce’s senior Newcastle United medical staff have been stood down from their roles amid an internal investigation.

“First-team physio Michael Harding and soft tissue therapist Wayne Farrage have not been seen at the club for the past week.

“Newcastle are not commenting on the reasons for their removal from duty but confirmed the pair had agreed not to work until the internal process had concluded. Club insiders have told Sportsmail they are not currently expected to return.”

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