It is understood the top City lawyer, who took a year´s sabbatical to spearhead owner Mike Ashley´s vision for the future at St James´ Park, could leave the club within a matter of weeks.
Mort has overseen the transition from the Shepherd era and a restructuring of the club during his chairmanship.
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2008, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms