Liam Kennedy has revealed what he has now heard from Newcastle United’s takeover regime involving the futures of both Steve Bruce and Lee Charnley.
The Lowdown: Announcement soon
According to Sky Sports, an announcement confirming the proposed takeover of the St. James’ Park faithful by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) consortium could be made as early as today.
Will the Newcastle takeover go through?
It is not yet clear how and whether this would affect the scheduled arbitration case between the North East club and the Premier League on the 3rd January, but the deal with Mike Ashley does look to be imminent now.
The Latest: Bruce and Charnley out?
As per Kennedy’s latest tweet, he’s now ‘hearing’ that both Bruce and Charnley are set to be casualties of the new takeover regime.
Jason Wilcox, who is the current academy director at Manchester City, is under consideration for a similar role at the Tyneside outfit after the bid goes through.
The Verdict: New start needed
Given the problems that the Magpies and Bruce have encountered so far in the 2021/22 campaign, in which they currently sit in 19th spot in the table in the Premier League with no wins and a mere three points from their first seven games (Premier League), a new start is certainly needed.
In a recent survey made by the Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) of over 5,000 members of the Toon Army, a whopping 94.3% wanted Bruce to leave (The Daily Mail), while they have also not been particularly fond of Charnley either for how he seems to defend Ashley (The Mag).
As such, both of them should leave once the takeover is complete, so a new era can finally begin at NUFC.
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