#sports activities Nottingham Forest ‘snap up former Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley for consultancy function’
Nottingham Forest ‘snap up former Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley for consultancy role’… with newly promoted facet ‘keen to use the experience of Mike Ashley’s ally to navigate life in Premier League’
- Nottingham Forest have acquired perception from the skilled Lee Charnley
- Charnley spent 22 years at Newcastle United, turning into managing director
- The 44-year-old will look over Forest’s Premier League enterprise commitments
Nottingham Forest have introduced in former Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley to assist with their enterprise preparations, in accordance with studies.
Charnley is considered one of Mike Ashley’s closest allies, and the 2 labored along with the Magpies, till Ashley bought the membership to a Saudi Arabia-led consortium in October 2021.
Now The Telegraph have revealed details of the 44-year-old Charnley’s new part-time function, which shall be targeted on newly promoted Forest’s enterprise belongings, reasonably than something associated to transfers.
Charnley’s top-flight expertise is probably going to assist the Midlands membership adapt to life again within the Premier League after an absence of 23 years, and he’s thought to have already began work in an advisory capability on the City Ground.
Lee Charnley (proper) will advise Nottingham Forest after years working with Mike Ashley (left)
Newcastle supporters often seen Charnley as an unpopular determine, for the way in which the membership was run on a day-to-day foundation below his watch, overseeing Ashley’s imaginative and prescient for the Magpies.
He was the one member of the board by the top of Ashley’s possession final 12 months, after working his approach up from assistant membership secretary in 22 years of service at St James’ Park.
Charnley left Newcastle in November, having stayed for a interval after the takeover to assist with the transition to the brand new Saudi homeowners.
Charnley’s arrival on the City Ground has come on the request of present chief govt Dane Murphy, who needs to make use of the 44-year-old’s expertise of coping with league laws together with ticketing and different matchday necessities.
Charnley’s perception on the City Ground was requested by Forest chief govt Dane Murphy
However, it could be a shock to see Charnley workforce up with Forest chairman Nicholas Randall, since they had been on reverse sides of a authorized trial in 2009.
Randall, a QC, was a part of Kevin Keegan’s authorized workforce when the previous Newcastle supervisor sued the north-east membership for constructive dismissal, whereas Charnley was membership secretary – and referred to as upon to present proof on the employment tribunal.
Keegan received £2million in compensation because of the findings of the official proceedings.
Forest started their first Premier League marketing campaign for the reason that 1998-99 season on Saturday with a 2-0 defeat to Newcastle at St James’ Park.