Newcastle United set to appoint Lee Charnley as managing director to replace Derek Llambias

The role vacate by Joe Kinnear is not expected to be filled

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Lee Charnley is set to become the new managing director at Newcastle United. The current football secretary of the club will fill the position previously occupied by Derek Llambias, who resigned last summer following the unexpected appointment of Joe Kinnear as director of football.

Kinnear’s role, left vacant since his February departure, will not be filled. Charnley is expected to continue to be a key figure in Newcastle’s transfer dealings in the summer.