There is only one story in town when it comes to the Premier League and it’s about Newcastle United’s takeover by the Saudis. The takeover that was around the corner for ages finally took place earlier this month, making Newcastle United one of the richest clubs in the world overnight. Steve Bruce’s job at the club was always under scrutiny and news finally broke through that Bruce had been let go of his managerial position.
So with all the money in the world and very little structure in place at the club, who are the managers Newcastle United could attract currently, is something we’re hoping to throw some light on in this piece.
Paulo Fonseca was tipped to be the new Tottenham manager in the summer but talks between the two parties broke down at the very last minute. Fonseca is quite an adaptive coach and has an extravagant attacking philosophy. Fans could argue that Newcastle currently needs a coach who can solidify them defensively as they are fighting an extremely close relegation battle. There has been a considerable amount of talk between Fonseca and the club already, and apparently the 48-year-old impressed in the interview with his vision for the club.
Frank Lampard has had a decent start to his managerial career already with Derby County and Chelsea. His two teams have always played some attractive football and having an English hero at the helm at Newcastle could be fascinating to witness. Apparently, Lampard has a few board members at Newcastle who are a fan of his work.
Steven Gerrard has had an overly impressive start to life as a football manager with his time at the Scottish club, Rangers and that has led to him being linked with the Newcastle job. He had an unbeaten title-winning season with Rangers last time around and this season as well, they are sitting on top of the table. Gerrard, who has always been linked to a fairytale move back to Liverpool post the Jurgen Klopp era, would love to have Premier League experience as a manager before he took on the highly intense Liverpool job. But a move to Newcastle may not be attractive enough for him as he has shut out all the speculation in his post-match interview.
Eddie Howe turned Bournemouth into a Premier League club out of nowhere, something that seemed next to impossible when he took over at the club. Interestingly, Howe has been out of management for more than a year now and the last relegation battle that he was involved in resulted in Bournemouth going down. He has proven everything that Newcastle need currently in a manager with his work at Bournemouth but was also given plenty of time to establish himself as an elite one.
Former Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre is amongst the front-runners to become the new Magpies coach. The 63-year-old Swiss coach has experience of managing at the highest level and has already transformed some clubs into European powerhouses. Favre should edge this with his overall international experience and even stints with the national side. He is a hands-on coach and has experience in steadying the ship at the bottom of the league with Borussia Monchengladbach.