Newcastle United’s sporting director Dan Ashworth has lavished his new club with praise and believes that they’re an absolute monster of a club, and a fantastic place to work at. The Magpies signed the former Brighton technical director earlier this month although he resigned in February.
While Newcastle United were in talks with Brighton and Hove Albion over a deal for Dan Ashworth in February, the Magpies failed to get things over the line. That was because the two parties couldn’t come to an agreement over compensation for Ashworth to sign for the St James’ Park side and thus he resigned as Brighton’s technical director in the same month. But with the 51-year-old placed on gardening leave until the end of the season, it meant that Newcastle couldn’t make a move.
However, the club have finally come to an agreement and brought Ashworth in just in time for the summer transfer window which eases the pressure on Eddie Howe and the rest of the board. It has seen the former Brighton chief very pleased at his move to St James Park and he believes that he has joined an “absolute monster of a football club. Not only that, Ashworth added that the passion and intensity that the supporters show is incredible and makes it a “fantastic place to come and work”.
“I've been in football a long time and came here with my opposition hat on with West Bromwich Albion and Brighton. Every time you come here you can't help but notice the passion and enthusiasm of the supporters, the atmosphere on the ground. It's just an absolute monster of a football club. A fantastic place to come and work,” Ashworth said, reported the Athletic.
“It was the atmosphere and the passion, from the away supporters too when they came to West Brom and Brighton. The noise and the enthusiasm for the game is just incredible. It (St James' Park) was one of my favourite places to come. You knew you were always in for a tough game but the crowd made that. Very few places get that intensity. Coming from an opponent, it's a special place to come. That was a really attractive thing for me.”