Newcastle in contact with Panathinaikos chief Dabizas

Newcastle United are in contact with former defender Nikos Dabizas.

The Evening Chronicle says contact has been made with Dabizas about a possible Director of Football or executive role in a new St James’ Park regime, according to sources close to the former Newcastle player.

Dabizas is Panathinaikos’s Director of Football but would be delighted to return “home” and would welcome any talks.

He retains representation in Newcastle through St James’ Square Sports Management and has previously talked to clubs in the Championship and SPL about opportunities.