One thing Chris Mort and Mike Ashley must handle as a priority, once the new manager is announced, is to improve the image of the Newcastle United Football Club.
We have had far too many managers in the last 10 years since Kevin Keegan gave up the reigns, and only the great Bobby Robson has had any success since then.Â Â The popular press is having a field day right now, with the circus of Newcastle United appointing their next manager, after dismissing Sam after only 5 months at the club.
Weâ€™re sure that Ashley and Mort were appalled at what happened over the weekend with Harry Redknapp, and the way all the news leaked out when we now know that Harry wasnâ€™t the only manager being considered.
The press goes overboard all the time of course, since thatâ€™s what sells their papers, but weâ€™ve been too open to valid criticism in the past because of some of the things weâ€™ve done. With most reasonable people however, Newcastle United is still looked on as a very good club, but we just have to stop replacing our managers all the time, for one thing.
Since Sam wasnâ€™t Ashleyâ€™s choice, it seems reasonable that he be allowed to bring in his own manager.Â He did give Sam some time (though probably not enough) to turn things around with the team. The new manager has to be long term, and hopefully he will be successful and build on the youth at the club, as Chris Mort has well outlined in the statement he issued today.
Not only do we want Newcastle United to be successful, but part of that is being a team that is well respected as one of the best managed clubs in Europe.
We can achieve that over the next few years, we’re sure of that.