Newcastle, May 31 (BNA) The English Premier League club said that former FA technical director Dan Ashworth will become Newcastle United’s sporting director.
The club said it had reached an agreement with league rivals Brighton & Hove Albion to release Ashworth, 51, from his current contractual obligations, Reuters reports.
Newcastle added that they would not disclose the terms of the agreement with Brighton and that the deal was subject to approval by the Premier League.
Ashworth joined Brighton in 2018 after his stint with the FA, during which the first team reached the World Cup semi-finals in Russia in the same year he left the team.
Newcastle finished 11th in the standings this season.