There’s quite a lot gone wrong with the American tour so far, and the latest is Jose Enrique tweeting his apparent dislike of the Newcastle hierarchy.
Alan Pardew – tough job being Newcastle manager
Whatever Jose thinks, it certainly doesn’t help anything to rant openly, other than probably allow Jose to get it all off his chest.
I did get an email from Jose about 6 weeks ago and the basic point he made was there are problems with the owner.
Apparently Jose sent the tweets after the lads had arrived in Ohio for Newcastle’s game tomorrow night against the MLS Columbus Crew – so that’s something else that Alan has to handle in his tough job as the Newcastle manager.
Alan was interviewed on the flight to Columbus for the Newcastle Journal, and now it’s almost certain that Enrique will be moved out this summer.
And as Pardew had said a week ago Jose is just not focused on Newcastle, and this is what the manager said about his star left-back:
“We have offered him the best contract that has been offered to anyone here for a long while and we cannot do any more, really.”
“Obviously if someone comes in before the window closes, with a year left, it would be difficult for us.” “As a manager, of course I want him to stay. The worst thing for us would be if he went late, that’s the problem.”
“We are trying to do some business because we need to cover ourselves in that area between now and the end of the window regardless of Enríque.”
“I am confident well get at least one, and maybe two, big players in here.”
Whether Pardew agrees with it or not, most Newcastle fans don’t think the Andy Carroll cash has been reinvested.
In the old days when you said you would reinvest the money into the club, it simply meant the money will be spent on transfer fees, £35M of it, but at the moment the net transfer amount is zero – and that’s where the problem lies.
If say half of it had been spent on transfer fees, and the rest invested in things like wages and the new facilities at Benton, most fans would have been happy enough.
With the news again over the weekend sounding somewhat positive on Mevlut Erdinc, then if Newcastle can get the Turkey striker on Tyneside, and one more big signing, that would be good.
And if Jose goes, then they will need to bring in a new left-back too.
We don’t know if there will be any repurcussions with Jose for his twitter rant, but it was ill advised – even if what he says is 100% accurate.
It’s never a wise thing to openly criticize your employers.