Newcastle have added to their backroom staff with the appointment of former Walsall boss Richard Money as their Academy director.

Money will oversee the development of the club's potential stars of the future as owner Mike Ashley attempts to grow his own talent.

The 52-year-old, who resigned from his job at the Bescot Stadium in April, has previously worked with young players at Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest, and was Coventry's Academy manager before Newcastle made their move.

A former Liverpool and Fulham defender who was capped at B level by England, Money has also had spells working in Sweden and Australia.

He said: "This a fantastic opportunity for me, a really big challenge.

"I have got a lot of experience of working with young players, so this is a job I am well qualified to do."