Newcastle fans have been reacting to the news that Bob Moncur will no longer be a board member at the club.
Moncur was a widely respected club legend when he joined the board in 2015, having made 296 league appearances on Tyneside, many of those as club captain.
The Scotsman was appointed as part of a four-man board three years ago, a board that also included Steve McClaren, former chief scout Graham Carr, and managing director Lee Charnley. Moncur’s role has apparently been inactive since last season.
Moncur had been very close to his team during his time on the board, even travelling to away games in 2015/16, but will now only serve an ambassadorial role.
Moncur told the Evening Chronicle: “Yes, I am off the board but nothing has changed with my ambassador role or duties with the Foundation.”
It is expected that Rafa Benitez will now be working with Charnley and owner Mike Ashley when it comes to transfers.
Understandably, Newcastle fans are not all impressed by Moncur’s time on the board, and his legacy may well be tainted by the brush of Mike Ashley. They took to Twitter to share their frustrations…
Great player and captain in his time but lost respect 4 him in recent years
Meant 2 b an ambassador 4 the club but never stood up 4 what this club stands 4 in Ashley’s reign-2 busy on match days getting his free scran down his neck
Won’t me a miss for me#NUFC
— ⬜️⬛️ROBO NUFC⬛️⬜️ (@RoboNUFC) March 5, 2018
Bob Moncur was made board of dir. during that magic spell of McClaren. Didn't see the point of it then.
— Don Abel (@zhorze) March 5, 2018
RE: Bob Moncur.
The less people in Rafa's way, the better.#NUFC
— The Exiled Geordies🎙 (@NUFC_Podcast) March 5, 2018
Once Rafa was appointed there was no need for an Ashley either ! Well Bob certainly puts the ass in ambassador.
— Conor Kavanagh (@caomhanach) March 5, 2018
He tarnished his name getting into bed with Ashley.
— Dean Woods (@wuds100) March 5, 2018
Hero to zero. That's his legacy
— 100% Overproof (@100_overproof) March 5, 2018