Bobby Robson, who knows as much about football management as anybody on the planet, has spoken out and thinks Dennis Wise has to leave the Tyneside club.
Sir Bobby Robson – Wise will never be accepted on Tyneside
Sir Bobby Robson said today:
“I think Dennis Wise will never be accepted here and he has to realize that.” “While Dennis is running things from the south, you have to ask if the structure is correct.”
“The absolute priority for Newcastle now is to appoint a first-class manager, right away.”
“At the moment, everything surrounding Newcastle would put first-class managers off. It has to change, and fast.” “Like all Newcastle supporters, I’m deeply concerned about how the club has appeared to slide, and things seem to be worse now than ever.”
“If it’s not Keegan coming back, the club have to move on quickly. And a first-class manager will only work if he can determine what he wants and the club back his decisions.” “If the owner is the most important person at a club, the manager must be the second most important. And they have to work hand in hand.”
“My view is that they need to appoint a Geordie manager, and someone with Premier League experience. That person can work with a director of football, as long as it’s a director of football who will try to work on what the manager wants.”
A world class Geordie manager with Premier league experience – there isn’t one. But obviously Bobby is talking about Steve Bruce, who has done a great job at Wigan in a short time, and they had an excellent 2-1 win yesterday against Manchester City, and Steve had his players performing well and with considerable spirit.
But it’s up to the new owners who they will appoint, and hopefully we should know who the new owners will be within a week or two. Steve Bruce has obviously improved over the last few years, and has become a much better manager, and has a very good view of the game.
He has taken Wigan and made them into a decent team this season, and of course he’s a Geordie lad with his family living in High Heaton.