‘Raising the bar’ - Majed Al-Sorour gives Saudi take on Newcastle United and Middle East trip

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Newcastle United director Majed Al-Sorour has been discussing the Magpies’ trip to Saudi Arabia.

Newcastle United director Majed Al-Sorour has paid tribute to Eddie Howe for ‘raising the bar’ having watched the Magpies first-hand on home soil.

The CEO of the Saudi Golf Federation and Golf Saudi was in attendance at the Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium on Thursday evening to witness the Magpies’ 5-0 victory over Saudi Pro League giants and current AFC Champions League champions Al-Hilal. On the night Joelinton and Miguel Almiron netted twice with youngster Dylan Stephenson also getting in on the act from the bench.

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Al-Sorour has been a regular attendee at St James’ Park since the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia takeover last October. And he has taken to LinkedIn to express his delight what he saw last night - as well as what he thinks the future holds for the Magpies.

What Majed Al-Sorour has said about NUFC’s Saudi trip

Posting on his LinkedIn page, Al-Sorour said: “It was beautiful match and beautiful atmosphere. Mr. Chairman Al Rumayyan, was pleasant to have you attend. Amanda and Mehrdad wonderful week in Riyadh. Jamie you always are an achor and good to see you Darren, Dan, Peter and all Newcastle admin orchestra, great job and successful meetings. Eddie, Jason you have raised the bar and you have a great team. Al Hilal team is a world class from its president Fahad bin Nafel, to Sultan Al Ashiekh and all its employees and players. It was good friendly match. Wishing both teams the best of all success in the near and far future.”

Newcastle co-owner Amanda Staveley with director Majed Al Sorour on a pitch walk during half time during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St. James Park on May 16, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Newcastle co-owner Amanda Staveley with director Majed Al Sorour on a pitch walk during half time during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St. James Park on May 16, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Newcastle co-owner Amanda Staveley with director Majed Al Sorour on a pitch walk during half time during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St. James Park on May 16, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. | Getty Images

Who is Majed Al-Sorour?

According to Newcastle United’s Companies House record, Majed Al Sorour was appointed as the club’s fourth director earlier this year and will sit alongside Amanda Staveley, Jamie Reuben and non-executive chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan on the Magpies board.

But what do we know of Al Souror and how he could help aid the club’s ambitious plans to grow into a major power in the Premier League and Europe?

Full detail of Al-Sorour’s role at NUFC and beyond here.

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