I’ve never thought of their squad underperforming. I guess it’s because I don’t think they have a top half squad and Bruce has received a rough ride from the Toon supporters. But then again, I may be wrong as I’m not too clued up on what’s happening over there.Thankfully Utd have Ole tied down with contract extension, so Newcastle can’t try and lure him away!
But seriously, they’re a wealthy club with an underperforming squad and they need someone to come in and ‘lift the mood’, so the only logical appointment would be a club legend who’s only previous PL managerial experience is getting a club relegated… so for them that’d be Shearer.
But seriously, they’ve tried the ‘proven manager’ route in the past - Benitez, Keegan etc - and ‘look where that got them’! The only logical approach now is to look to the Norwegian league and bring in someone who’s doing ‘ok’ over there.
But seriously, whoever they pick will be a fine and sound appointment as long as it follows ‘The Newcastle Way’.
I'd say some of them stand a chance of becoming squad players in a team full of talent. But it will take 2-3 years for them to really transition the club, at the very least. So a few of them can form a part of that in-between team that brings them further up the table, while the rest are playing for the futures. The spotlight is on them so there's plenty of incentive.Is Bruce going to beheading to Saudi Arabia for talks about his job? I would imagine they would like to pick apart his body of work at the club, to see if there was anyway he could keep things ticking over, until they find a proper replacement.
No doubt, he will be terminated anyway. But surely they are better to keep him on for a bit, for morale more than anything else. All the players will know they are going to be cut away sooner or later. What incentive do they have to keep putting in a serious effort for the club?
Before the transfer window even opens they will have played 20 games, it's possible they might be all but relegated by then. Is there a manager out there that can get this current lot up the league before then?
Outside of Wilson, St Maximin and maybe a goalkeeper. None of the rest of that squad is really good enough to be backup for PL team looking to go places. They are mostly championship players at best.I'd say some of them stand a chance of becoming squad players in a team full of talent. But it will take 2-3 years for them to really transition the club, at the very least. So a few of them can form a part of that in-between team that brings them further up the table, while the rest are playing for the futures. The spotlight is on them so there's plenty of incentive.
Doubt he’d take it.The job is tailor made for Gerrard, in my opinion.