Newcastle United Confirm Allan Saint-Maximin – Our New Number 10

Luton v. Boro kicks off the season shortly. Woodgate reminiscing.

Jonathan Woodgate hopes to take some of the plus points from his former managers into his own career, and reminisced about his former boss Sir Bobby Robson when he spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live earlier this week.

“He was someone who I had great respect for when he signed me from Leeds United,” said Woodgate. “Obviously I didn’t want to leave Leeds but he was one of the reasons why I left.

“He was a fantastic manager, man management, his enthusiasm on the training pitch, taking sessions as a 70-year-old, running around there, enthusiastic with his players, loving his players, how he spoke to you after a game, how he spoke to you before, he made you feel like the best player.

“If you weren’t playing so well he’d tell you, but you’d walk out his office again thinking you were good. He had that special man management inside him.”

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