Staggering Dan Ashworth demand 'revealed' as Newcastle United wait on key appointment

Brighton and Hove Albion are demanding a multi-million pound fee to release Dan Ashworth from his contract, according to a report.

Ashworth resigned as the club’s technical director in February to take up “a similar role at another Premier League club”. That club is Newcastle United, but Brighton are demanding £5million, according to the Daily Mail.

And Ashworth – who has a nine-month notice period – remains on gardening leave.

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Dan Ashworth in 2018.

“Whatever the situation is, I can adapt and overcome,” said Howe. “I think I said when first came in that, for me, appointing a sporting director is a matter of urgency for the club, because, I think, we need those structures that help the club improve, and, I think, we have a lot of improving to do behind the scenes to get to be the club we want to be.”