Newcastle United are closing in on a deal for Brighton & Hove Albion’s director of football Dan Ashworth as per the report from Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Following the ownership take over of the Magpies by the Saudi backed company, the new owner have invested heavily in the transfer market in this January transfer window and they are eyeing bigger objectives in the upcoming campaigns.
They are also looking to appoint a new director of football and Brighton man Dan Ashworth is looking likely to take over the role for the Tyneside club.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Magpies are set to appoint Ashworth as the technical director of the club after agreeing to sign the 50-year-old for a four-year contract. The Englishman will be involved in the rebuilding process of the club. And he has already started to work for the upcoming summer transfer window.
Can Ashworth guide Newcastle United to the glory days?
Ashworth has done an excellent job during his time at the Amex Stadium. As the Seagulls have taken a unique approach to stable the club and solidify their place in the Premier League.
They have signed talented young players for a cheaper price in recent years from all over the world and which has proven to be a good approach. As they are currently sitting in ninth in the table with 33 points in 25 games.
The appointment of Graham Potter was excellent by the 50-year-old. As the former Swansea City boss is doing a great job at the south coast of England.
The Newcastle United fans will be hoping that Ashworth will be doing a similar job. And he will be able to guide the club to the top. The 50-year-old will have plenty of financial resources at the St. James Park stadium and he should do a good job at the Tyneside.
So, it will be interesting to see how Newcastle United will develop under the guidance of Ashworth. He has already displayed his credentials during his time at the Amex Stadium. And therefore, signing the 50-year-old will be a shrewd purchase by the club’s hierarchy.