Newcastle chief Llambias convinced of exciting future

Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias is convinced their deal with Wonga secures a bright future for the club.

Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias is convinced their deal with Wonga secures a bright future for the club.

There was disquiet in some quarters on Tuesday at the club's association with the Wonga brand, but as the dust settled on another interesting day on Tyneside, Llambias was wearing a satisfied smile.

He told The Journal: "It's been a big fortnight - a very big fortnight. For me, it's all about stability.

"To be able to get the coaching staff and the manager on side for eight-year deals, and then complete our sponsorship deal with Wonga, plus the stadium naming rights as part of that - it's a good two weeks, it's a very good two weeks for the club.

"It's all about the season for us now. It's about getting the injuries cleared up - but that's Alan's job. Thank God I don't have to get too involved in that."

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