Dan Ashworth: Brighton technical director resigns after Newcastle in talks over sporting director role | Football News

Dan Ashworth stepped down as Brighton’s technical director to take on a similar role at another Premier League club amid interest from Newcastle.

In December, Brighton allowed Newcastle to speak with Ashworth.

Newcastle’s new owners were keen to appoint the 50-year-old as their new sporting director.

Ashworth has now retired from his position at The Seagulls and is taking an extended gardening leave, after which he may take up a new position elsewhere.

Former Everton and Rangers and Scotland international David Weir is immediately appointed as the club’s interim technical director and was recently appointed assistant technical director.

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