Graeme Souness during his last game in charge of Newcastle United against Manchester City (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Graeme Souness' last Newcastle United squad - 17 years on from him being appointed where are they now?

On the 6th September 2004, Graeme Souness replaced Sir Bobby Robson as manager of Newcastle United.

Monday, 6th September 2021, 5:21 pm

The move to pluck Souness from Ewood Park was a surprise to many supporters and the former Liverpool-man was tasked with dragging Newcastle from the relegation zone after a poor start to the season.

In his first campaign, Souness steered Newcastle to a UEFA Cup Quarter-Final and an FA Cup semi-final.

However, in his second, and final season, United struggled with injuries as some players also complained about a low dressing-room morale.

Souness left Newcastle lying in 15th position, one lower than the 14th they finished the season before.

His final game in charge was a 3-0 humbling at Manchester City - former Magpie-favourite Andy Cole grabbed the second-goal.

17 years on from his appointment, we look at who played for Newcastle United on that cold evening in Manchester and see where they are now.

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