Newcastle, England’s century-old club, is on the verge of a brighter future with a new owner at St James’ Park.
The club’s three major shareholders are already worth over £320 billion combined. The number one shareholder is Salman, who is is the future King of Saudi Arabia, not only owns the PIF fund which controls £260 billion, but his personal real assets are said to total £720 billion.
It is believed that the team will never worry about money from now on. But with the current squad and strength, it is clear that the club is not worthy of its ambitious plans. So, before they can change the world of football, Newcastle themselves will have to make a big change.
The change of manager for Newcastle
With the transfer market not yet open, a change of manager will certainly be the first order of business for Newcastle. Therefore, manager Steven Bruce knows exactly what fate awaits him. After the official announcement of Newcastle’s change of ownership, he confessed in an interview with the Daily Telegraph that he already had a feeling that he would be sacked, but would not feel bitter or angry about it.
As expected, according to several British media reports, Newcastle will announce Bruce’s dismissal within the week and pay him £8 million for his release. It’s a happy ending for both sides.
With this, Newcastle’s managerial selection is officially on the agenda. Conte, Zinedine Zidane, Valverde and Mourinho in charge of Roma and Gerrard in charge of Rangers were the favorites for Newcastle, and even Lampard and Setien were involved in the process.
For this team, Mourinho is undoubtedly the most suitable entry, as Mourinho is the only manager who can attract players to join him. However, Mourinho is quite comfortable in Rome right now, whereas with Newcastle’s current situation in the Premier League, Mourinho is instead the least able to come in and sit in that position.
The change of ownership of Newcastle has already made the remaining 19 clubs in the Premier League quite unhappy. After all, Crown Prince Salman, the Ruben family and the Amanda Consortium, any one of them can call the shots on the football field.
Mourinho’s relationship with the FA has always been difficult, and if he becomes the new manager of Newcastle, Newcastle’s game will be even tougher.
So, although Mourinho is the most suitable candidate, he is the least suitable.
The most likely candidate
Conte has the biggest name, but the hard-nosed Italian has always demanded a say in transfers, something that will not be a problem for Newcastle who are desperate for a breakthrough. Lampard’s record in charge at Chelsea is not bad but the shortcomings are obvious. Steven Gerrard has a good record with Rangers and with his status in English football, he has become a dark horse.
Personally, I think the new manager of the team should be between Conte and Gerrard, but the answer to the question of who will be at the helm of the superb ship should come soon.
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