Newcastle United are reportedly chasing Edin Terzic as a potential successor to Steve Bruce.
The Lowdown: Bruce future uncertain
A source from St. James’ Park has reportedly claimed that Bruce’s future in the North East would be uncertain if the proposed takeover by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) group were to go through.
Should Newcastle hire Terzic?
The former Aston Villa and Sunderland boss does not have the best relationship with the fans anyway, having been recently booed by several members of the Toon Army despite their 1-0 home win over Sheffield United, which may force him out of the Tyneside club.
The Latest: Newcastle chase Terzic
However, they would likely face competition from both Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace to bring him to NUFC.
Terzic has turned down the chance to manage Eintracht Frankfurt, and has been praised by the news outlet, as they have described him as an ‘eloquent’ man who ‘knows the Premier League’.
The Verdict: Newcastle should hire Terzic
Newcastle should seriously consider hiring Terzic to succeed Bruce, given the latter’s poor relationship with his own fanbase.
Terzic is a much younger manager than Bruce for a start, at just 38 years of age, and so has a lot of potential to grow into one of the world’s best coaches.
In his short spell at Dortmund, he has managed to get them from looking like a mile off qualifying for the UEFA Champions League to securing qualification with a game to spare (Bundesliga).
The German has also won silverware in the domestic cup, which should give the Magpies hope of ending their long trophy drought.
Nonetheless, Terzic is a fresh face with a lot of promise, and somebody that the Toon can quickly get behind.
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