22/10/2021; 11:46 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
Newcastle United are the latest money bag in town. With their recent change of ownership, the new owners are already activating plans to launch the club as an English heavyweight.
The club has ambitious plans and looks to stop at nothing to actualize it. The successes of Chelsea, Manchester City and PSG have become an allure for the oil magnates of the middle-east. For one, it is still not understood whether it is a business investment for the Saudi owners or to have a plaything.
Many hope that the club will operate within the confines of financial fair play, but not many are hopeful, considering the accusations that have trailed the operations of Manchester City.
One thing is sure - Newcastle will splash the cash, and they will go for the best.
Steve Bruce is certainly not among the best and was escorted out of the premises.
The Newcastle takeover effectively placed the sword of Damocles over Steve Bruce. The 60-year-old was not a fan favourite and knew his time was at an end at the club, with the new owners looking to build a team that could compete on all fronts.
As per the club’s website, the former Manchester United player was eventually relieved of his job, as confirmed by the new owners. Newcastle will now commence the search for a world-class manager to take over from Bruce.
Newcastle United find themselves in a relegation scrap early in the season, and the new owners want to steady the ship quickly to proceed with the next phase of their project.
Few top managers would fancy the job of digging a team in relegation mire out of its mess. With a few A-List coaches available, Newcastle would not be going for the cream of the crop at this stage. Zinedine Zidane and Antonio are top-rated managers who are currently out of work, but it is doubtful that they would fancy the Newcastle job at this stage.
Jose Mourinho was linked to the job, but the Portuguese rejected the chance to take over the reins at the club. He cited his commitment to his Roma contract as a reason for turning down the job.
Steven Gerrard, who piloted Rangers to a first league title in many years, heads the list of candidates. Paulo Fonseca, the Roma manager before Mourinho, is also on the list.
Elsewhere, Brighton boss Graham Potter has also been linked with the job.
The general belief is that Newcastle wants a manager that can help them out of relegation this season. Kenny Dalglish and Danny Murphy don’t think Gerrard will want to abandon Rangers for a high-pressure Newcastle job.
Steve Bruce, on his departure, expressed his gratitude to everyone linked to the club for the chance afforded him to manage the club.