Newcastle United 'shortlist' technical director at Premier League club

Newcastle United have been given permission to speak to Brighton and Hove Albion’s Dan Ashworth, according to a report.
Dan Ashworth in 2018.Dan Ashworth in 2018.
Dan Ashworth in 2018.

Ashworth, the Premier League club’s technical director, is a contender for the same role at St James’s Park.

And The Athletic report that contact was made with Brighton earlier this month.

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Ashworth, 50, was previously the Football Association’s director of elite development.

Newcastle last week appointed former Celtic director of football Nick Hammond as a transfer consultant on a short-term basis ahead of the January window.