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TURMOIL! Newcastle Jets Chief Executive And Chairman Quit The A-League Club

Emile Heskey’s old boys are in a bit of strife…

The struggling Newcastle Jets have been hit by another blow, with chief executive Robbie Middleby and chairman Ray Baartz resigning from the A-League club.

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Middleby said he has “made the decision in the best interests of the club and his family”.

Jets owner Nathan Tinkler has been trying to sell to Jets for the past few months, with Scottish Premier League side Dundee United reportedly baulking at a $5 million asking price.

Newcastle have struggled on the pitch as well as of it this season, winning just one match from a possible 14, leaving them four points off the bottom.

“I have, and will always support this club and wish the members, staff and players all the best for the future,” said Middleby.

“I hope that this decision can aid the transition to new ownership and allow the club to start a new chapter.”

Baartz said he wished the club well.

“Football in the Hunter region has always been a major part of my life and it has been a privilege to be involved with the Jets,” he said.

“I wish the fans and everyone involved at the club all the best for the remainder of the season and in particular the ongoing future of this great club.”

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