REPORT: Newcastle United Make High-Profile Addition To Recruitment Team

REPORT: Newcastle United Make High-Profile Addition To Recruitment Team

Newcastle United have added former Poland assistant manager Kamil Potrykus to their recruitment team, as confirmed in an interview with Forbes [via NUFCBlog].

Potrykus spoke on how he enjoyed a strong first impression of the City itself – he also waxed lyrical on the ‘excellence’ of the Toon’s current setup.

Additionally, he also mentioned that he had been given offers from other teams in the Premier League and clubs currently operating in Saudi Arabia.

What did Potrykus say in the interview?

“I’m delighted to be here, I have great first impressions. Newcastle Upon Tyne is renowned for the warmth of its people, its industrial legacy, and vibrant culture.

“Yet, for someone like me, Newcastle’s essence is perhaps best encapsulated by its football club. The sheer history, the awe-inspiring St. James’ Park with its 52,000 seats and the incredible supporters of the club.

“After nearly a decade working alongside manager Czesław Michniewicz, and achieving practically everything possible in Poland as an assistant manager and head of analysis, I felt it was the right moment to put my expertise to the test.

“Despite Michniewicz’ offer of further collaboration and an opportunity from Saudi Arabia, I yearned to challenge myself in one of the most competitive leagues, the Premier League.

“For months, I went through an intricate recruitment journey at NUFC. I was meticulously assessed by a diverse group of professionals, including members from the HR department, the Head of Recruitment, and the Sporting Director. Every phase of this process was thorough, reflecting the club’s commitment to excellence.

“While there was interest from several other Premier League clubs, the professionalism and family atmosphere at Newcastle ultimately influenced my decision to officially join the Club at the start of July, marking the beginning of an exciting new chapter in my career.

“Newcastle United is an incredible football club and I’m delighted to be joining at this very exciting time. I would like to sincerely thank the Club for their trust in making me part of a team that is helping the club grow and achieve long-term success. We are embarking on an exciting Premier League and Champions League season ahead.”

How will Potrykus improve Newcastle United’s scouting network?

Adding a new member to the recruitment team can never be a bad thing – especially someone like Potrykus, who may hold unique knowledge of up-and-coming talents in Poland.

At the age of just 38, he is also very young for a member of backroom staff. This is in accordance with many members of Newcastle’s setup – Eddie Howe is just 45 years of age, while his assistant, Jason Tindall, is the same age.