Newcastle United legend Bob Moncur has left his role on the club’s board, the former defender has confirmed.

Moncur, 73, was appointed on a four-man board at St James’ Park by owner Mike Ashley in 2015 alongside Steve McClaren, former chief scout Graham Carr, and managing director Lee Charnley.

McClaren was sacked by the Magpies in 2016 after taking up a role as first-team manager while Charnley is still on the board.

Moncur, who played for Newcastle between 1962 and 1974, has confirmed to the Newcastle Chronicle that he has left his senior role on Tyneside, but he still retains his ambassadorial ties.

“Yes, I am off the board but nothing has changed with my ambassador role or duties with the Foundation,” he said.

The Chronicle claims that the board set up in 2015 is no longer operational with Rafa Benitez working directly with Ashley and Charnley over transfers and key decision.

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Newcastle fans may not be too happy to see a true legend of the club losing his role on the board. It’s a real mess among the hiearchy at St James’ Park and it makes you wonder how long Benitez will stay there to bear it. The Spaniard has dragged this team well up from where they should be in the Premier League table and without him you could argue that there would be a much bigger threat of relegation. Everyone wants Ashley to sell the club as soon as possible, but the business just does not seem as though he is willing to do so despite putting the Magpies up for sale.

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