Freddy Shep­herd

Former chair­man of New­cas­tle United FC BORN OC­TO­BER 29, 1941 - DIED SEPTEM­BER 26, 2017, AGED 75

Daily Express - - LIVES REMEMBERED -

AS CHAIR­MAN of New­cas­tle United, Freddy Shep­herd was a piv­otal fig­ure at the club through­out the 1990s.

He took con­trol of the Mag­pies with Sir John Hall in 1991 and helped take them from near-obliv­ion to Europe’s top table. Shep­herd re­mained at the club un­til 2007 when he sold his shares to cur­rent owner Mike Ash­ley.

Ty­ne­side-born Shep­herd was heav­ily in­volved in bring­ing in Kevin Kee­gan as man­ager be­fore cap­tur­ing Alan Shearer for a world record fee in 1996.

He was also behind the move to get Sir Bobby Rob­son to take charge of his boy­hood club in 1999, a move that saw New­cas­tle qual­ify twice for the Cham­pi­ons League and reach the semi-fi­nals of the Uefa Cup.

He is sur­vived by his wife Lorelle and sons Charles, Ken­neth and Warwick.


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