July 16, 2024

Freddy Shepherd dead: Former Newcastle United chairman dies aged 75

A pivotal figure at St James’ Park responsible for bringing Alan Shearer ‘home’ has died peacefully in his sleep, family confirm

Former Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd has died, his family has announced. He was 75.

A pivotal figure in the St James’ Park club’s rise during the 1990s, he was chairman for 10 years from 1997.

Shepherd eventually sold his share of the club to Mike Ashley and recently, along with brother Bruce, was granted the freedom of the city o


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