Newcastle United backstage staff member becomes first in club’s new era to leave St James’ Park – .

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Newcastle United backstage staff member becomes first in club’s new era to leave St James’ Park – .


Newcastle United fitness coach Cristian Fernandez has parted ways with the Magpies after half a decade of service.
The rehabilitation expert joined the club during Rafa Benitez’s time in Tyneside, but remained on board under Steve Bruce.

The former Hull City and Northampton Town backroom member has said he is leaving on good terms but will become the first staff change in the club’s new era.

Speaking on his personal Twitter feed, Fernandez said: “After more than five years, it’s time to say goodbye.

“I want to thank Newcastle United for giving me the opportunity to have great experiences enjoying this incredible Toon, where we felt at home.

“But above all to have been able to meet so many good people who have helped me grow personally and professionally. “

And speaking of the recent takeover of the club by a Middle Eastern consortium, he added: “I wish you the best of luck at this exciting time for the city.

” I hope to see you soon.

” Thank you so much. “

Newcastle manager Amanda Staveley said on Friday that Steve Bruce would remain in charge.

She said: “We have had an extremely busy week looking at the business and getting to know people and it is imperative that we continue to be patient and considered in our approach.

“Change doesn’t always happen overnight, it takes time and we have to follow a carefully considered plan and strategy.

“We met Steve and the players on Monday and gave them the time and space this week to focus on preparing for what is a very important game on Sunday.

“Steve has been very professional in our relationship with him and he and his coaching staff will take on the team on Sunday.

“If we make any changes in the future Steve will be the first to know but, in the meantime, we wish him the best of luck in his 1000th game as manager and we will join you in coming right behind. ‘team. “

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