Newcastle United set to complete Leicester City staff move as former West Ham United man departs

Newcastle United have recruited a new physio following Danny Murphy's departure earlier this month.
Newcastle United have found a new senior physio. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Newcastle United have found a new senior physio. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Newcastle United have found a new senior physio. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Newcastle United are set to bring in Jonny King as their new senior physio.

King has spent the last two-and-a-half-years at Leicester City having previously worked with Eddie Howe at AFC Bournemouth between 2012-14 and 2016-21.

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The former Cardiff University graduate was firstly head of academy sport science and medicine for the Cherries before returning as first-team physio after briefly moving to Qatar. He replaces Danny Murphy, according to Training Ground Guru.

Murphy spent 15 months on Tyneside but departed earlier this month after an extended period of paternity leave. He previously worked at Charlton AthleticEngland under-21s West Ham United and Crystal Palace.

A statement read: "Newcastle United can announce that Head Physiotherapist, Danny Murphy, has left the club after an extended period of paternity leave.

"The club would like to thank Danny for his hard work, professionalism and development of the service during his 15 months with the first team, during which he has made a significant contribution to the club's success.

"We wish him and his family well for the future."

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Newcastle United’s medical department is headed up by Dr Paul Catterson and includes senior shysio Nathan Ring, ohysio Dani Marti and head of rehab Sean Beech.

The Magpies have endured their worst injury crisis for years having been without 10 senior players for Tuesday's 3-1 win at Aston Villa.

It comes as a result of the relentless fixture list, which saw United compete on three fronts - the Premier League, Carabao Cup and Champions League.

Howe hopes the injury situation will begin to ease in the next couple of weeks with Harvey Barnes and Callum Wilson pushing for a return against Luton Town on Saturday. Alexander Isak, however, is likely to sit out after complaining about his groin at Villa Park.