Fri 31 May 2024, 20:30 · Ash Harrison

Newcastle United make new boardroom appointment as stadium redevelopment plans ramp up

Newcastle United make new boardroom appointment as stadium redevelopment plans ramp up
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Newcastle United have today confirmed another senior appointment to the club in the form of Brad Miller as chief operating officer.

Reporting to Darren Eales, Miller, who has a background in aviation and property development joins Newcastle United at a key time in the club's ongoing mission to be 'best in class' across the board and to become an elite club.

Newcastle United made a point of mentioning that Miller oversaw the £1.2bn redevelopment of Manchester Airport Terminal Two. With the feasibility study into the potential expansion of St James' Park complete, the timing of this appointment is likely no coincidence.

As part of the announcement, the club didn't outright say that Miller has been brought on to oversee the redevelopment, but with his background, it's easy to connect the dots.

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Darren Eales says Brad Miller will be a huge asset

As part of the press release, Darren Eales spoke on behalf of the club to welcome Miller to the NUFC Family.

"Brad is an exceptional operator and we are delighted to welcome him to the Newcastle United family. He brings with him an outstanding track record in both operational and developmental projects, and his creative, collaborative and strategic leadership will be a huge asset to us as we continue to strive for best-in-class in all that we do."

With Miller adding:

"I am looking forward to helping Newcastle United to move forward with its ambitious, sustainable development plans and to working alongside such dedicated and passionate people. It is an incredibly exciting and unique time for everyone involved with the club."

Stadium news incoming? Perhaps

Newcastle are building up an absolute powerhouse of a board with the best of the best in their respective fields having been recruited since the takeover. And Dan Ashworth.

We are now expecting that it won't be long before the actual plans to redevelop St James' Park are revealed after Luke Edwards jumped the gun earlier this year.

Could the club just be waiting until after the Adidas hype dies down? One thing at a time. We shall see.