Newcastle star Kieran Trippier has a new role as ambassador of St Oswald’s Hospice amid speculation German side Bayern Munich are interested in the right-back.

The 33-year-old as been named as the charity’s latest official ambassador for its children and young adult’s service.

He joins the magpies’ assistant head coach Graeme Jones who is also an ambassador at the charity.

It comes amid reports Trippier is wanted by Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel. The defender joined Newcastle from Athletico Madrid two years ago for £12m.

The Northern Echo: Trippier (middle) on a visit to the hospice meeting patiients (L-R) Ewan Barry 24, Callum Jones 14, Nic Cornwell 24, and Amelia Jones 14Trippier (middle) on a visit to the hospice meeting patiients (L-R) Ewan Barry 24, Callum Jones 14, Nic Cornwell 24, and Amelia Jones 14 (Image: PR)

Trippier said: “I’ve known about St Oswald’s Hospice and their work for ages so it was great to meet many of the staff and some of the young adults who benefit from their care at the fundraising Sportsman’s Dinner last year, which Graeme and his wife, Debbie had organised.

“Since then, I’ve visited the Children and Young Adults Service a few more times and met with some of the children and young people who have short breaks there. It’s been a real pleasure.

“I’m keen to help raise awareness of the Hospice as well as with their fundraising efforts and that’s why to help kick start my Ambassador role, I have donated two signed shirts for the Hospice to raffle.

“I’m hoping that the signed shirts will help raise money to go towards the care and support the Hospice provide for the children and families who use their services.”

The shirts will be raffled to raise funds for the charity and tickets can be bought for £1 online.

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Angela Edgell from the hospice said: “We are delighted to welcome Kieran to the St Oswald’s Hospice family. We were all so uplifted to hear he wanted to find out more about our work and get involved.

“We know that with Kieran’s profile in the region and his passion for the work that we do, it will be a perfect match.

“We are really grateful and would like to thank Kieran for becoming an Ambassador for our charity, and to him and his family for supporting us, our patients and families in this special way.”