Newcastle are doing what they have to do, as the club awaits a decision on the takeover by the Saudi-backed Public Investment Fund.
So during his press conference today for our final game of the season at home to Liverpool on Sunday, Steve Bruce talked about the summer plans for the club and his players.
It will be about seven weeks from this weekend that next season is provisionally set to start on September 12th.
There will be a short break for the players and then a short preseason with some friendly games having to be arranged.
And of course, the transfer window opens up on Monday and lasts until early October.
This is what the Newcastle manager (shown above) said today:
“It’s not official, but everyone is talking about the 12th of September for the restart.”
“We’ll have a break for three weeks, which is vitally important. Then we have a three-week program which is similar to what we’ve just had.”
“The longer you’re in the Premier League, the bigger and better you become; we’ve comfortably stayed up this year.”
“We can’t just be happy with that. “
“We’ve got to try and keep moving the club forward and add that little bit of quality which improves you.”
If the takeover is announced as being successful, we expect the consortium to address the manager situation, as one of their top priorities – before they start bringing in new players.
That’s a possibility Steve Bruce could remain the manager for next season under Amanda Staveley as the new CEO.
However, former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino turned down the Monaco manager’s job this week.
And he has made it clear that he wants to remain in England in the Premier League.
What do you think about this?