‘I could not have made a better decision’ says former Toon after summer departure


Former Newcastle United keeper Tim Krul says he has no regrets in leaving St James Park during the summer, insisting ‘I could not have made a better decision!’.

The Dutchman left the Magpies after over a decade with the Tyneside club, moving to fellow Premier League club Brighton, who were promoted from the Championship alongside Rafael Benitez’s side last season.

Being re-united with his former manager Chris Hughton, Krul believes he made the right decision to leave.

“It’s been easier than I expected,” he told the Argus. “Literally after two weeks I found a house for my little girl and family. They moved down straight away.

“The club did everything to sort things out and there’s no big timers. Everyone wants to help each other and everyone has one aim, staying in the league. It’s nice to be part of it. Ben Roberts is a top goalkeeping coach, so I really haven’t got any regrets.

“From what I’ve seen so far, 100 per cent. The facilities, the set up, the people, I could not have made a better decision, not only because it is six degrees warmer!”

Krul, who moved to Newcastle as a teenager, made 185 appearances for the Magpies between 2006 and 2017.

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