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Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias resigns

Llambias, right, with club owner Mike Ashley last year. Credit: Empics

Newcastle United have announced the immediate resignation of managing director Derek Llambias.

Llambias said in a statement: “I have had an incredible journey during my five years at the club, including some challenging times. I will reflect with great fondness on my time in the North East and, in me, Newcastle United have a lifelong supporter.

“I want to thank the staff for their hard work, our fans for their support of the club, and wish them all well for the future.”

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