We are very sad to hear today that former Newcastle United player and manager, Glenn Roeder, has passed away at the age of 65. Roeder was the manager of Newcastle when my father Ed Harrison started this blog in May of 2007.
In his playing days, Roeder, a defender, joined Newcastle in December of 1983 for £125,000 from Queens Park Rangers. He ended up making 219 appearances before leaving for Watford in July of 1989 on a free transfer.
He returned to Newcastle in June of 2005 as the head of youth development. After Graeme Souness was sacked the following February, Roeder was appointed as caretaker manager. He was officially appointed as Newcastle’s manager that May after guiding Newcastle to 7th in the league and a place in the Intertoto Cup.
Here is a tweet from Newcastle United on Roeder’s passing. We share these sentiments from the club. Glenn Roeder was a kind and decent man.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former player and manager, Glenn Roeder at the age of 65.
The thoughts of everybody at #NUFC are with his family and friends.
Rest in peace, Glenn. ?? pic.twitter.com/Oo8JWIOhao
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 28, 2021