Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is almost certain to remain as the manager of the club for next season.
It turns out that the Amanda Staveley consortium were going to give him a chance to stay at the reigns and move Newcastle forward next season.
Steve would have been given some significant transfer funds this summer to bring in a few top players to significantly strengthen the side,
And now with the consortium failing to buy Newcastle after a four month wait on the Premier League, we are back to square one.
And this transfer window will be all about how Steve Bruce, with minimal funds available from Mike Ashley, can strengthen the side.
The news is that he was going to be given £70M in cash to buy new players, but the pandemic has halved that amount to a low £35M.
Plus, he can spend whatever money Steve (shown above with friend Alan Shearer) can bring in from selling some players.
And it seems that Bruce will try to use season-long loans to try to improve the side since that’s the cheapest way forward for Newcastle.
Mike Ashley never liked to spend Newcastle’s money and this summer will be no different, so he would support that direction taken by the manager.
But there’s still a good chance to bring in a couple of players permanently before the transfer window ends, but probably our main improvements will come from loan players coming to the club.
It would also be a good time to support Steve Bruce, who has handled himself so well this last season when he’s been in danger of losing his job if the new consortium had got the go-ahead from the Premier League.
Even if a new owner comes in they are likely to stick with Bruce for the coming season.