Newcastle United confirm behind the scenes appointment after former Liverpool man’s exit

Newcastle United have confirmed their latest behind the scenes appointment.
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Eddie Howe has added to his Newcastle United backroom team. As confirmed by the head coach, Jordan Tribe has joined as a first-team analyst from Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Magpies earmarked Tribe from sporting director Dan Ashworth’s former club after Mark Leyland left to become Head of Coaching Methodology at City Football Group this summer.

Leyland spent just under two years on Tyneside after Newcastle poached him from Liverpool. Howe and Leyland previously worked together at Burnley.

 Eddie Howe (L), Manager of Newcastle United, looks on with Assistant, Jason Tindall during the Sela Cup match between ACF Fiorentina and Newcastle United at St James' Park on August 05, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) Eddie Howe (L), Manager of Newcastle United, looks on with Assistant, Jason Tindall during the Sela Cup match between ACF Fiorentina and Newcastle United at St James' Park on August 05, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Eddie Howe (L), Manager of Newcastle United, looks on with Assistant, Jason Tindall during the Sela Cup match between ACF Fiorentina and Newcastle United at St James' Park on August 05, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

“Losing key members of staff is never ideal but I’ve been here many times before when that’s happened,” Howe told NewcastleWorld previously. “It’s part of growing.

“People will always be looking for elite members of staff and that’s one of the things we have to be aware of as a football I think. Mark goes, but he’ll go with our best wishes.

“He’s one of a number of people behind the scenes that have put a tireless amount of work in to try and improve the team. We love him to bits and he’s been an integral part of our team.”

Tribe spent five years as Brighton’s senior first-team performance analyst having previously worked in various other analyst roles after initially joining on a work placement in 2012.

As per the job description, Tribe’s role will involve delivering ‘a wide variety of performance analysis services within the first-team environment with a key focus on set plays’.

Newcastle’s Premier League season gets underway on Saturday (kick-off 5:30pm) with Aston Villa the visitors to St James’ Park.