Newcastle parts ways with former Arsenal player

Kevin Richardson

Newcastle confirms the departure of former Arsenal player Kevin Richardson as U-21 coach. Richardson has been part of Newcastle academy for the past 12 years working as U18 and U21 coach.

Kevin Richardson career

Even though Born and raised in Newcastle, Richardson never played for the Magpies. Kevin signed for Everton in 1980 and made 109 appearances for the toffees and scored 16 goals. His major career was spent in the Premier League playing for Villa, Watford, toffees, and Arsenal.

Although for once he went to Spain to represent real Sociedad for 1 season. He represented England national team for one match only. During his career, Kevin won a lot of silverware including the UEFA super cup with toffees and the first division with Arsenal.


On 3rd October, Newcastle confirmed the departure of Kevin Richardson. He said:

“I have very much enjoyed my work at the Academy and wish the players and staff every success for the future as I look forward to spending more time with my family after what has been an incredible career.”

Newcastle also thanked Richardson for his services and said:

“Newcastle United extends its sincere thanks to Kevin for his many years of service and wishes him the best for the future.”

“The club’s search for a new Under-21s assistant coach is under way. His departure brings to an end a 12-year career with the Academy where Kevin coached the Under-18 and Under-21 age groups.”

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