Newcastle United set to appoint new coach

Newcastle United’s Under-18 team will have a new coach next season.
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The club has advertised for a lead coach to supervise the Under-18 squad, which was coached by Peter Ramage last season.

United’s job advert states: “We are looking for someone with strong experience of developing young players, creating a best-in-class environment and has a passion for nurturing, encouraging and developing talent within this age group.”

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Applicants must gave a UEFA A Licence, and possess, or be working towards, an FA Advanced Youth Award. The club promises a “competitive salary and an employee bonus scheme”.

Newcastle United are making new appointments.Newcastle United are making new appointments.
Newcastle United are making new appointments.

The club is also looking for a goalkeeping coach to work at its academy.

Former Newcastle defender Ramage – who returned to the club two years ago to take up a role with the Under-23 squad after a spell on as assistant coach at USL Championship club Phoenix Rising – is now United’s assistant player loan co-ordinator, according to his Twitter bio.

Co-owner Amanda Staveley pledged to invest in the academy, which is headed up by former Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper, following last year’s takeover.

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Head coach Eddie Howe is also keen to see the youth set-up developed over the coming seasons. Speaking last season, Howe said: “We’ll be endeavouring to improve the academy. That is the longer-term focus of the club, definitely at board level. We know it is an area we need to look into very quickly. And invest money into it – I think that (investment) has been a core problem.”

Meanwhile, the club is also recruiting two analysts and a doctor to strengthen Howe’s backroom first-team staff.