The Magpies, one of England’s biggest clubs, managed to go straight back into the top flight after dominating the English Championship this season and they are believed to be considering a pre-season tour that is under the working title of ‘New York Football Challenge’.
“I’ve got four files of events on my desk that I’ve been working on,” Stover said.
“The World Series of Football is coming over. That will probably be named the New York Football Challenge, and will pit three teams against us in sort of a semi-final tournament.
“With the change to Champions League qualifications, we haven’t been able to announce those teams yet, but we will shortly.”