Wise Joins Newcastle! Are You Happy?

Last updated : 29 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
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Leeds Utd: "We have agreed a compensation package with Newcastle for the services of our manager Dennis Wise and he will part company with the club on Tuesday, after completing the preparations for our game at Southend that evening.

"Newcastle had approached us for permission to speak with Dennis on Friday and since then things have happened very quickly.

"We will always be grateful to Dennis for the way he has turned things around at the club on the playing side and he goes with our best wishes for the future.

"We are not prepared to comment on the inevitable speculation that will now follow about who will replace Dennis. That is not the way we do our business at this club.''

Wise has been offered a reported £1million-a-year salary to become Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan's shock first signing since replacing Sam Allardyce as manager on January 16.

Neither Leeds nor Newcastle have confirmed what Wise's role will be at St James' Park, but it has been reported he is to operate as director of football.