Peter Beardsley

Born: 18 January 1961, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Playing Career: Carlisle, Vancouver Whitecaps, Newcastle, Liverpool, Everton, Newcastle, Bolton, Manchester City (loan), Fulham, Hartlepool, Melbourne Knights
International Career: England (59 caps)

Magpies legend Peter Beardsley was appointed Football Development Manager - a prestigious role helping to drive forward the recruitment of talented youngsters for the club's Academy and Develoment Squad - in October 2011.

Prior to that, he had been Reserve Team Coach and helped the likes of Sammy Ameobi and Shane Ferguson progress to the first-team set-up.

He had two magnificent spells as a player with United, his hometown club, as well as representing Liverpool, Everton, Manchester United and England, playing in the 1986 and 1990 World Cups.

Now he looks to use his global reputation to attract top young players to St. James' Park, and hopes that some of them will follow in his footsteps.