Willie Donachie

Born: 5 October 1951, Glasgow
Playing career: Manchester City, Portland Timbers, Norwich, Burnley, Oldham

Former Scotland international who joined Newcastle in December 2009, initially as Assistant Director at the Academy.

He moved to Development Coach, working alongside Peter Beardsley to help youngsters progress from the Development Squad and into the senior squad, a year later.

Following Beardsley's appointment as Football Development Manager in October 2011, Donachie assumed overall responsibility for managing the Reserve team.

A fantastic coach, Donachie has previously worked closely with Joe Royle at Oldham and Everton, as well as coaching at Manchester City and managing Millwall and the Antiga and Barbuda national team.