Toon in training: Smiles all round
A few hours before an exciting new era at Newcastle United began, it was business as usual at the Magpies' training ground in Benton.
But despite suffering defeat at Wolves in their last game, the mood on the training pitch seemed to mirror that of the club's supporters with plenty of happy faces among the players.
There was a lot of hard work to get through too, though, under the watchful eye of head coach Steve Bruce, with the next Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur little over a week away.
Joelinton was sporting a new hairdo, meanwhile - and hopefully the future is now similarly bold and bright for the Magpies after a momentous day on Tyneside. Club photographer Serena Taylor brought nufc.co.uk this gallery.