Fri 3 May 2024, 15:30 · Ash Harrison

Newcastle United legend returns to the region in shock managerial role

Newcastle United legend returns to the region in shock managerial role
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We've said before that this region has a habit of getting under players' skin when they play for Newcastle United.

When a player comes to Newcastle United, if they do well and endear themselves to the Toon Army then they invariably become 'one of us'. Shay Given, despite going on to play for Manchester City in the Sheik Mansour revolution, still refers to Newcastle as "us/we" as does the likes of Warren Barton and Rob Lee from the Kevin Keegan days.

It's not a trait solely reserved for British players either with Frenchman Olivier Bernard still living in the North East and owning a pub in Blyth as well as being involved in Durham FC.

Speaking of Blyth, it's Blyth Spartans who can now boast a Newcastle hero as their new manager after today's announcement.


The Peruvian trumpet master is the new boss at Blyth Spartans

Blyth Spartans have today confirmed the appointment of Nolberto Solano as manager.

The Peruvian had two spells at Newcastle either side of a brief defection to Aston Villa making 315 appearances in total for the Magpies, scoring 48 goals and teeing up 78 assists - 70 of those were probably to Alan Shearer.

Blyth finished 21st in the National League North this season so it would seem that Nobby has got his work cut out for him.


Good luck, Nobby!

We're sure that a quick serenade on the trumpet at half time will fire up the Blyth lads when things aren't going well.

We wish Nobby the best of luck with Blyth next season.

What an appointment that is, though. Dan Burn to retire next season and return to Blyth as Nobby's assistant?