Newcastle United coach confirms major appointment after leaving Eddie Howe impressed

Adam Bartlett’s meteoric rise at Newcastle United continues with the former Hartlepool United and Gateshead goalkeeper appointed as the club’s new head of goalkeeping.

Since head coach Eddie Howe took charge at Newcastle last November, Bartlett has progressed from Under-23s goalkeeping coach to the head of the goalkeeping department at the club.

The 36-year-old was released by Newcastle as a youngster in 2005 and went on to forge a successful career in lower league football before moving to coaching.

And Bartlett confirmed his promotion via LinkedIn as he posted: “I’m happy to share that I’m starting a new position as Head of Goalkeeping at Newcastle United Football Club!”

The head of goalkeeping position had been vacant at Newcastle since long-serving coach Simon Smith left over the summer.

Bartlett stepped-up following Smith’s departure and has now been officially appointed in the role after continuing to impress Howe behind the scenes.