Luke Edwards has now revealed some insight into Newcastle United’s boardroom plan after a breakthrough in the proposed takeover from the Saudi consortium.
The Lowdown: Not long to wait
Sky Sports have been reporting since this morning that an announcement on the takeover is imminent, which will no doubt bring joy to the Toon Army after years of waiting.
Will the Newcastle takeover go through?
It is not clear yet whether the likes of Steve Bruce and Lee Charnley will definitely be shown the exit door once the deal is completed, but there is certainly likely to be a restructure in the North East club’s hierarchy.
The Latest: Different looking board?
According to Edwards, he is ‘hearing’ that the board that was in place in April 2020 to take over the Tyneside outfit may now be a different looking one, following the expected confirmation of the takeover.
The Daily Telegraph journalist also expects that there will be a slow build up of control.
The Verdict: Interesting
It will no doubt be interesting to see which members of the board stay after the takeover is confirmed, as well as who else comes in.
The new owners will want to make their mark straight away, and so there may well be an initial exodus followed by their own appointments.
However, as Edwards points out, any changes are likely be gradual as they ease their way into NUFC, before they can really start acting on their transfer targets and long-term goals for the entire club.
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