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Former Atlanta United chief Darren Eales appointed CEO

Matt · Friday 15th July 2022
Former Atlanta United chief Darren Eales appointed CEO

The club has made the exciting announcement that their search for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is at an end, as Darren Eales joins Newcastle having left the corresponding post at MLS side Atlanta United.

What we know:

  • Eales, 49, is from Chelmsford and has represented West Bromwich Albion as Legal Director, Tottenham Hotspur as Director of Football and Atlanta United as CEO
  • For Atlanta, he was a key operator in their remarkable rise from being a new club to becoming one of the most successful MLS sides of the last few years, as well as being the most profitable and the best-supported
  • He worked alongside current Newcastle United Sporting Director Darren Ashworth during his time at West Brom
  • Eales says that "Newcastle United is both a giant of a club, and the heartbeat of its community."


  • The Chronicle delves into the history of Darren Eales
  • Mark Douglas, of the Independent, gives his reaction to the news, with more insight into Eales' career
  • The view from Atlanta United supporters:
  • Eales on his philosophy: