Former Newcastle United chief executive Freddie Fletcher dies aged 71

28 August 2012 10:14
• Fletcher a key commercial figure in Kevin Keegan years• Scot was also a former director of Morton and RangersFreddie Fletcher, the former chief executive of Newcastle United, has died. The 71-year-old, who was diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer in January, played a pivotal part in the club's transformation during the early 1990s when he had a key role in Kevin Keegan's appointment as manager.Previously the commercial director at Rangers, Fletcher helped Sir John Hall launch a takeover of Newcastle in 1991. Once Hall had bought the administration-threatened club he appointed the fiery Scot – widely known as "The Rottweiler" on Tyneside – as chief executive in January 1992. Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian