The Evening Chronicle had exclusive interviews with the Newcastle Managing Director Derek LLambias yesterday and they were good ones, and would you believe it the Newcastle Journal has exclusive interviews with Derek today – and yes – they are different interviews.
Newcastle Managing Director Derek LLambias
Most Newcastle fans are concerned about what the future holes, and of course a short two weeks ago we were thinking the future may hold another relegation in store for the club – but five new first team players later – that relegation doesn’t look so real any more – although we are still 6th bottom of the Premier League with only 27 points from our 25 league games.
This is what Derek LLambias has said to the Newcastle Journal today in an exclusive interview:
“We always said we had a five-year plan. We feel this season may have put us back a little bit, but I think we’ve now worked our way through that. I would say we are a couple of years away from absolutely having a really, really strong squad with the depth we need.”
“A trophy for manager Alan Pardew would be just incredible. The FA Cup is his dream for this club. For us a trophy would be a dream. Mike and I would love a trophy, for sure we would. We’d also love to challenge those big boys though.
“When you look at last season it was exciting for us sitting there and thinking, ‘If we’d won that game we’d be third and if we won that game we’d be fourth and then thinking how it would feel if we’d have been pushed out of that Champions League place by Chelsea’.”
“We are building. Can I say we’ll be challenging the top four in two or three years? I can’t say that because football’s a strange sort of world and plenty of things can happen. Top clubs fall down, they might not be investing as much or somebody else might do something which transforms a club’s fortunes. I would hope in two years’ time we’ll have an even more exciting squad.”
Certainly the five top players brought in during the January transfer window was good news to Newcastle fans and should help us move up the league table.
But we still need to sign two or three top players in the summer, and it looks like our Development squad will also be changing a lot – with some players leaving, and new players like Kevin Mbabu being brought in to vastly improve the quality of the Development squad – which hasn’t really been good enough over the last few years.
We hope we can have another good transfer window this summer, and then we should be ready to challenge for the top six again next seasons.
Howay The Lads!!
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