Newcastle United have finally found Neil Redfearn’s permanent successor.

Some Ipswich Town supporters are bemoaning the loss of Chris Hogg to Newcastle United.

Newcastle appointed Hogg, who had been co-managing the Under-23s at Ipswich, as lead coach for the same age group on Wednesday.

The move sees the 34-year-old return to his native north east after nearly two decades away.

Born and raised in Yarm, North Yorkshire, Hogg started out in York City’s youth ranks, before playing spells at Ipswich, Boston United, Hibernian, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Needham Market.

But after hanging up his boots in 2015, Hogg returned to Ipswich as a coach and helped to develop several young Tractor Boys talents such as Andre Dozzell, Flynn Downes and Luke Woolfenden.

Can he pick up where he left off, at Newcastle?

The following Ipswich fans wouldn’t bet against it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hogg’s arrival will see Ben Dawson revert to his role as head of coaching at Newcastle.

Dawson was placed in temporary charge of the Magpies’ U23s after Neil Redfearn’s brief spell in charge ended in October.

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