EXCLUSIVE: Lee Charnley is in advanced talks about talent agency role
EXCLUSIVE: Lee Charnley is in advanced talks about a senior role with leading talent agency Wasserman… as the former Newcastle United managing director prepares for a return to football
- Leading talent agency Wasserman Media Group are in talks with Lee Charnley
- Charnley is best known for his time with Newcastle, where he spent 22 years
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Former Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley is set for a return to football with leading talent agency Wasserman Media Group.
Charnley is in advanced talks with the company, who boast a stellar client list including John Stones, Nathan Ake, Harvey Barnes, Mikel Arteta and Steven Gerrard, about joining in a senior football operations role.
Charnley was most recently at Nottingham Forest, joining the club on a consultancy basis in August 2022 to help aid the the City Ground side’s return to the Premier League.
However, Charnley is best known for his spell at Newcastle, where he spent 22 years, before leaving following the Saudi takeover in 2021.
Charnley’s appointment is viewed as a major coup by Wasserman given his expertise and experience operating within top-level English football.
Lee Charnley (right) is in advanced talks about a role at talent agency Wasserman Media Group
Charnley, formerly Newcastle’s managing director, spent 22 years with the north east club
Elsewhere, former Tottenham director of performance Steve Hitchen has joined agency Unique Sports Group – who have Reece James, Marc Guehi and Anthony Gordon among their client roster.
Well-respected Hitchen, who has held roles at Liverpool, QPR and Derby, is joining as the company’s first ever director of football.
Hitchen worked closely with Mauricio Pochettino during the Argentine’s reign at the club before leaving Tottenham in February 2022.
‘I’m very happy to be joining one of the world’s leading football agencies in Unique Sports Group,’ Hitchen said on Wednesday. ‘Having known the company for several years now and seeing the development of their client list it feels like the perfect time to join.’
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