A journalist has revealed that agents and people in football have been left ‘astounded’ by some of the questions the new Newcastle United owners are asking.
The Lowdown: Chaos on Tyneside
It has all been a bit of a mess since the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) consortium completed their takeover at St. James’ Park.
Should Newcastle have hired Howe?
As many as four different managers rejected the chance to manage on Tyneside, as it seems as if they have struggled to sell their ideas for the project.
Nonetheless, they will have to learn on the job if they want to get the Magpies back where they belong.
The Latest: Agents ‘astounded’
Writing on his official Twitter page, The Independent journalist Miguel Delaney has revealed that agents and people in football are ‘astounded’ by some of the questions that the consortium have been asking, and claims that they have ‘botched every step’ since taking charge:
“The Newcastle story so far is astonishing. The hierarchy have so far botched every step since taking over.
“Even from the opening days, agents and people in football were astounded at some of the questions they were asking.”
The Verdict: Early days
It is early days, so there should not be any panic at the Toon just yet.
The new owners are bound to make some mistakes along the way as they try and find their feet at NUFC, in what is a very ambitious task of trying to turn them from relegation candidates to eventual title contenders with the kind of money that they have at their disposal.
It will certainly not be easy, especially if they find themselves relegated at the end of this season, given that it will be difficult to attract top players to the Championship and persuade their best ones to stay.
It looks as if Howe will be appointed, and so at least the manager situation will be sorted out, so that they can now focus on the January transfer window and who they can bring in to save their campaign.
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