United official club today announces the club has appointed Dennis Wise in the role of Executive Director (Football), Tony Jimenez as Vice President who will be responsible for future player recruitments for the club and Jeff Vetere, who joins from Real Madrid in the position of Technical Co-ordinator.
Dennis Wise's job is mostly to assist the United Board on football-related matters, including the development of the Club's Academy and player recruitment. He will report to the Chairman.
Tony and Jeff will also assist in player recruitment. Our source said that the final decision of any new player recruitments will also have included Keegan's thought.
Below is Newcastle United's chairman statement as quoted from the official club site:
“This is all part of the vision that recently helped us to secure Kevin Keegan's return to the Club as manager.”
“Two of the conclusions of our strategic review, since acquiring the Club, were that the Club would benefit from having a football person involved at Board level, which it has not had historically, and that further senior resources are needed for recruiting players of the highest quality from this country and further afield.”
“Dennis would like to move away from day-to-day football management to a Board role and, with his considerable energy and intelligence, we believe he will do very well in this new position.”
“With Kevin able to devote his efforts to developing and running the first team squad, Dennis, Tony and Jeff will each help us to secure success for Newcastle United Football Club at all levels and for the long-term. One or two further key appointments will follow in the months ahead.”