Newcastle United hire new commercial partnerships manager as club balances Financial Fair Play constraints

The Magpies have shown their desire to do business in the transfer market this summer, however, what they can spend on new players depends on the club’s ability to increase revenue.

Under Mike Ashley, Newcastle United’s commercial income has fallen behind many of their Premier League rivals – although the club spent just two seasons out of the top flight as the Premier League became the global force that she is today.

The club’s takeover promised a new era and the Magpies slowly built themselves for this new era, both on and off the pitch.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – JULY 05: General view inside the stadium where a Newcastle United banner is seen alongside the Premier League logo (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Their search for a new ‘Commercial Partnerships Manager’ is a further step in this direction.

In a job advertisement published by the club, Newcastle are looking for a ‘experienced and inspiring leader’ to help “to generate business growth through the acquisition and retention of business partners to ensure that the Club achieves the ambitious goals of new business acquisition and revenue growth.

“The role involves working with the Commercial Manager to design and implement the club’s sales plan, working successfully with internal stakeholders to deliver partnership proposals and building strong external business relationships through networking. “

Although Newcastle want to strengthen their squad quickly, the recent high-profile financial struggles at Everton and Barcelona will deter spending too much, too quickly.

The closing date for applications is Friday, August 19, with first-stage interviews due to take place the week beginning September 5.