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