Mourners are gathering in Newcastle to attend the funeral of former Newcastle United Chief Executive Freddie Fletcher. The service is taking place in Gosforth. Freddie died from cancer, aged 71. He helped transform Newcastle United during the early 1990s.
The funeral of former Newcastle United Chief Executive Freddie Fletcher takes place in Newcastle today. Friends and family will gather in Gosforth for the service. Freddie died from cancer, aged 71. He helped transform Newcastle United during the early 1990s.
Tributes have been paid to the former Newcastle United Chief Executive Freddie Fletcher who has died from cancer.
Mr Fletcher, who was 71, helped transform the Magpies during the early 1990's.
Sir John Hall, former Newcastle United Chairman, pays tribute to Freddie Fletcher.
The wife of Newcastle United hero Sir Bobby Robson has paid tribute to Freddie Fletcher. In a statement Lady Elsie reflected the support given to her late husband's charity by the club's former chief executive.
– Lady Elsie Robson
“I was very sad to hear the news about Freddie. He was a good friend of ours and when we set up the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, he was one of the first people Bob approached for support. Freddie was a great help and played a key role in the charity’s launch. He was always passionate and enthusiastic about the charity and I’m grateful to him.”
Freddie Fletcher photographed in London in 1999, arriving for a Premier League meeting.
Friends and colleagues of the former Newcastle United chief executive Freddie Fletcher have paid tribute to him following his death yesterday.
– Newcastle United FC
"Freddie did great things for the club in the 1990s, especially in the early days of the Premier League, and helped re-establish the club in the top echelons of English football.
He had great enthusiasm, knowledge and football expertise and he also played a key role in bringing the likes of Alan Shearer, David Ginola and Tino Asprilla to the club.
Our thoughts in this time of sorrow are with his family."
The former Newcastle United chief executive, Freddie Fletcher, has died at the age of 71. The man credited for restoring pride to Newcastle United in the 1990s was diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer in January, and died on Monday night.