Former Newcastle captain Bobby Moncur is deeply concerned by the lack of progress when it comes to Newcastle appointing a new manager (hopefully Alan Shearer) for next season.
Bobby Moncur – deep concerns about Newcastle club right now
It certainly looks, because of Mike Ashley’s actions for the last 3 weeks, that Newcastle will be in for a summer of struggle in the transfer market, if the log-jam at the club isn’t broken soon. There’s only one man who can unlock that log-jam, the current owner Mike Ashley.
And Moncur, like many Newcastle fans, believes that Alan Shearer is the only man capable of dragging Newcastle out of the mire, given how the club has been brought down by those who haven’t got a clue what the Newcastle club is all about.
Moncur told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I’ve always said that it’s going to be twice as tough for Newcastle to get back up at the first attempt.” “When the fixture list comes out this week it will hit home just how tough a schedule we are going to face.”
“We’re in for a difficult time, 46 games, some obscure kick-off times and a lot of travelling.” “It will be difficult and you have to shape your squad accordingly.”
“That’s not happening right now because we don’t have a manager.” “I have said that Alan Shearer is the man for the job on a few occasions and that hasn’t changed.”
“Regardless of who is in charge, you need somebody behind their desk over the summer dealing with the transfers and all of the other rigours of day-to-day management.”
“It must be hard for fans who are trying to keep calm.” “There isn’t a lot for them to be positive about so far this summer.” “It already seems like a long time ago since the defeat at Aston Villa on the last day of the season.”
“Appointing a manager would at least be a start, and if it was Shearer, then I am sure it would lift the whole area.” “The whole of Tyneside would have something to celebrate and I can’t see who could do a better job at the moment.”
Good words from the former captain, but we wonder if Ashley is listening – to anybody.