Mike Ashley has never taken a hands on approach to Newcastle United, opting instead to appoint a number of directors to do his dirty work for him on a day to day basis. A significant number of these directors had no previous experience in football and appear to have been picked only because they were trusted allies of Mike Ashley himself, without consideration to the qualities needed to be a success in the job. An overview of the directors that have been in charge in various positions at Newcastle United during Ashley’s ownership.

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