Where are they now? The Newcastle United side that were relegated by Aston Villa in 2009

It’s just over 10 years since Newcastle United suffered their first-ever Premier League relegation following a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 12:18 pm
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Newcastle United players react after they were relegated after 0-1 defeat to Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Villa Park on May 24, 2009 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

A Damien Duff own goal saw Alan Shearer’s men drop into the second-tier – the club’s first relegation under Mike Ashley. The Villa Park crowd mocked Magpies fans on that gut-wrenching afternoon, perhaps a creating a somewhat recent animosity between the pair. But where is that United team now? Click and scroll through the pages to find out...

Harper returned to Newcastle last week as a first-team coach having left his role in the U23s set-up for Northern Ireland - six months prior. He is a trustee of the NUFC foundation and a patron of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
The defender made a brief return to the North East earlier this year by joining National League outfit Hartlepool United. His deal wasn’t extended into this season - prompting a return to his native Canada with Forge FC.

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The Geordie is at his fourth club since leaving Tyneside in 2016 - settling down under at Australian A-League side Wellington Phoenix. He has captained the team for their opening six games of the season.
At 37, the former club captain is still plying his trade with hometown team San Lorenzo - the team he left the Magpies for in 2016. The older he gets seems to dictate the amount of the games he plays, however, is still selected when fit.
Duff retired in 2015 and swiftly stepped into the coaching side of the game. Varied roles at Shamrock Rovers, Republic of Ireland and Celtic has led him to become a first-team coach at the Scottish champions.
Co-owner of League Two moneybags Salford City alongside the ‘Class of 92’, Butt has transpired his United captain skills into coaching as Manchester United’s Head of first-team Development.
Guthrie opted for a year in Indonesia between 2018 and the beginning of 2019 with Oakengates Athletic and Mitra Kukar. He is now back in England, sporting the colours of League Two side Walsall.
Nolan stepped into management with Leyton Orient before guiding Notts County to the League Two play-offs in 2018. Nolan was harshly sacked by the Magpies a few months later and has been out of management since.
Lovenkrands accepted the position of Reserve Team Manager at Rangers in 2018 having previously been involved in a passive basis. His song is still heard of the United terraces - which he acknowledges on Twitter.
The Australian has re-settled back in his homeland and works as a youth coach for Melbourne Knights. His son is among those in the academy - so could we see him follow his Dad’s footsteps to England?
The Nigerian has only just recovered from a year on the sidelines, most recently sustaining a hamstring injury. He is now publicly looking for a new club after leaving Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua last year.
TV pundit who practically annoyed the whole of Newcastle a few months ago after heavily-criticising the club in his new book. There was that, and his public spat with Newcastle legend Alan Shearer.
Ameobi is trusted as Newcastle’s Loan Co-Ordinator, a role which requires him to arrange short-term transfers for the club’s academy players. When not busy with that, the 38-year-old occasionally acts as a pundit on Sky Sports.
We all know Enrique’s battle with a rare brain tumour and thankfully the retired Spaniard is here to tell the tale after making a full recovery. The 33-year-old seems to be taking an interest in TV work after appearing in the Sky Sports News studio a few weeks ago.