Former Nigeria international, Shola Ameobi, has returned to former club Newcastle United as their loan player coordinator.
Ameobi, who left Newcastle in 2014 after 14 years at St James’ Park, has not played since he was released by Notts County at the end of last season.
Before his latest appointment, he had done some part-time coaching at the Toon’s academy.He has now been saddled with finding temporary moves for the club’s young players.
The arrival of Ameobi is part of a major summer shake-up in Newcastle’s youth set-up.
The 37-year-old made his Super Eagles debut in 2012 and scored two goals in 10 appearances.
He was a member of the Eagles squad that got to the second round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.