There are many reports out that Steve McClaren has just two games to try to stop the rot and turn things around at Newcastle otherwise it looks like a new manager will be brought in.
Newcastle could still keep with McClaren through the end of the year especially if he can get something out of the next two games against Liverpool and Tottenham and while that seems unlikely it’s possible.
David Moyes – a possible candidate
But if Newcastle stick with McClaren and the results are still not good over the next six games through early January it could be very difficult to attract new players to the club.
If we are still second bottom or even worse by early next year getting players to the club when it looks like Steve McClaren is a failing manager could prove to be very difficult.
It would be much easier if Newcastle have hired a new manager by then and somebody like David Moyes or Brendan Rodgers could help us bring new players in during January.
Newcastle could attract the players by pointing to a new regime under the new manager and our number one goal is to get out of the relegation zone and build up a good team for the future.
We are assuming that’s what Mike Ashley still wants to do.
But managers like Moyes and Rodgers have already tasted some success in the Premier League and want to be successful in the future.
So they may have some concerns about joining Newcastle because of the way the club is strictly controlled by Mike Ashley and they may want to have a lot more authority on the recruitment of new players – as just one example.
We’ll just have to wait and see what happens over the next six games, but getting in good players to during January is a huge move by Newcastle to keep our Premier League status and a new manager could help with that.