Newcastle United news: Tottenham dealt injury blow, Ex-Magpies coach lands shock management role

Newcastle United are preparing to host Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in their battle against Premier League relegation.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 4:30 pm

And Jose Mourinho could be without right-back Matt Doherty, who has been forced to withdraw from the Republic of Ireland squad.

The 29-year-old was taken off at half-time during Saturday’s defeat to Luxembourg due to injury and will now miss the friendly with Qatar tomorrow.

He could now be absent for Spurs’ meeting at St James’s Park on Sunday, though Mourinho has both Serge Aurier and Japhet Tanganga to replace him.

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Matt Doherty is an injury doubt for Tottenham Hotspur after withdrawing from the Republic of Ireland squad. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Matt Doherty is an injury doubt for Tottenham Hotspur after withdrawing from the Republic of Ireland squad. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Former Newcastle United coach appointed manager of non-league Bromley

Former Newcastle goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman has been appointed manager of National League side Bromley.

Woodman, dad of Freddie, served on the Magpies’ backroom staff for five years before joining Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace in 2015.

The 49-year-old leaves his Head of Goalkeeping role at Arsenal to take up the position at the non-league team.

Woodman told Bromley’s club website: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead such an ambitious Club and am looking forward to working towards fulfilling that ambition.

"The Chairman and his vision for the Club, along with the existing and planned facilities make for an incredibly exciting time ahead for players, staff and supporters.”

Kenedy reflects on "great” Newcastle experience

Ex-loanee Kenedy says his time on Tyneside was a “great experience” as he prepares to face Manchester United in the Europa League with Granada.

The Brazilian winger had two contrasting loan spells on Tyneside. After initially joining in January 2018, his impressive first six months convinced Rafa Benitez to re-sign him for the 2018/19 season, however the 25-year-old struggled to reach similar heights.

Kenedy is arguably in the best form of his career at the La Liga side, who come up against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils next Thursday.

The first leg will played in Spain before Kenedy returns to Old Trafford, a ground that he scored on for Newcastle in October 2018.

He told Spanish publication AS: "Another great experience. I had a more sequence of matches and enjoyed it a little more.

"Spain and Brazil are different leagues than England, which has faster football. Here it is more in the mind, to think."

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