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New Owners To Begin Search For Manager, Chief Executive, And Sporting Director



There is yet another article out claiming that Steve Bruce will be let go ahead of our next match against Tottenham next Sunday. The latest comes from Jason Burt in the The Telegraph. It was Burt’s colleague, Luke Edwards, who got an exclusive interview with Bruce on the night of the takeover’s completion.

During that interview, Bruce admitted the new owners would likely want to appoint their own manager to ‘launch things for them.’ Though he did express his desire to continue on and show them what he could do.

However, Bruce is one match short of 1,000 games managed and likely doesn’t have anything to offer that he hasn’t already shown over his long career. His days appear to be numbered and he will almost certainly leave Newcastle sometime next week.

Bruce and the players return for training on Monday after having the last three days off. Bruce is expected to meet with the new owners this week. If he is sacked, Graeme Jones is expected to remain on board as caretaker manager.

It has been previously reported that Frank McParland will lead the search for a new manager. The former Liverpool Academy Manager is filling an advisory role which is expected to become formal.


The Telegraph has added that PIF Governor Yasir Al-Rumayyan, who is now a non-executive chairman at Newcastle, will help make the decision on Bruce’s successor. Newcastle are also searching for a chief executive and a sporting director, with the highly-respected Ralf Rangnick (shown above) in contention for the latter role.

Rangnick is currently the Head of Sports and Development with Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow. He previously served in the same role for the company Red Bull, which owns RB Leipzig, RB Salsburg, and New York Red Bulls.

The German has managed numerous Bundesliga clubs as well as being the Sporting Director for RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig. One potential stumbling block on his appointment is that he just joined Lokomotiv Moscow on a three-year contract in July.

While Bruce’s tenure at Newcastle looks to be coming to an end, former managing director Lee Charnley is set to stay on for slightly longer than originally anticipated. The Mail is reporting that Charnley’s inside knowledge of the club has been an asset to the new owners.


142 comments so far

  • coming home

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #121

    Sparky

    He has an appointment tomorrow at 9am at benton to collect his P45

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  • barkel

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #122

    We definitely need a new coach in asap. Someone that can get out defence playing as a unit and that can transition defence into attack without just goofing the ball to maxi and hoping he can run around 4 defenders

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  • Online Guy

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #123

    Most of the whinging and moaning about our new owners coming from fans of the cartel..Our government runs this country on massive amounts of money into the many many billions of pounds from Saudi Arabia and actuall investment from PIF . Without the Billions from KSA our infrastructure would be seriuosly comprimised
    And in turn our way of life, tell that to the next jealous football supporter or cartel club administrator.

    Besides we have hinduisim and Saudis to thank for bringing the Kama Sutra to the western world

    Whey just last night me and the wife got tangled up and had to call the fire brigade.

    I tried for a half nelson and she was thinking figure four..didnt work out and its difficult ringing the fire brigade with yer little toe.

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  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #124

    The team needs a manager that can instill on pitch discipline like Rafa did. I think the squad is a little stronger now compared to Rafa’s so a good manager should get a decent tune out of our squad, first 11 isn’t bad, as Amanda said, it’s under-performing.

    This season should be about trying to establish ourselves in the top half and hopefully if the first eleven gets some improvement over the winter it will improve the squad competition which we have lacked for years under ashley, it will be interesting to see what we do with the perceived ‘deadwood’ come January… Will they have a fire sale to cut losses or will they get no squad place and sulk around, again this will need a strong persona in the hot seat… Bruce would be absolutely goosed here, he’s to pally pally.

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  • Online Guy

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #125

    Can someone compile a list of PIF and Saudi investments into the UK ? And a total ?

    I will use it in all correspondance and when on radio talk ins in defence of our new owners.

    Ta.

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  • Online Guy

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #126

    Iv never read anything today but I will state now I want a Manager with his Heart in Newcastle United and the people of this region ..

    There is only one man for this Job.

    Alan Shearer alongside him along with a supportive Terry Mc ..health providing

    No no no to Gerrard..his heart is with Liverpool.

    Kevin Keegan if youre reading do not hesitate if you get the chance 70 years old is only a number and 365 days 70 times is nowt.

    KK has all that experience and nous and makes youre heart glad.

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #127

    Online Guy #127

    Saudi Arabia is exploring up to £65 billion (Dh330bn) in fresh investments in the UK, as the two kingdoms strengthen business ties during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s three-day trip.

    https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/mena/65-billion-investment-in-britain-unlocked-by-saudi-crown-prince-1.711508

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #128

    Online Guy #127

    Strategic partnership will see the club help Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority to create a sustainable and thriving football sector

    Manchester United and the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia have today agreed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will see the 20-time English League champions help the GSA develop its football industry, as part of its 2030 Vision.

    https://www.manutd.com/en/News/Detail/manchester-united-agree-strategic-partnership-in-Saudi-Arabia

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #129

    Online Guy #127

    Members of the Saudi Arabia royal family are heading to Liverpool to announce an “investment agreement” in the United Kingdom, it has been claimed.
    http://allaccesssoccer.com/saudi-arabia-investing-in-uk-livelpool/

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #130

    Bob cheers, it seemed good when I was in it.

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  • coming home

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #131

    Amanda, merhdad, Jamie

    We know you read our blog
    And we trust all your appointments
    But we the fans have decided this

    Ragnick DOF
    Favre manager
    Koulibaly
    Traoski
    Van der beek
    Lingard
    As emergency signings

    Thanks and good luck

    Also can yous come up with a new name for wor Jail please

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #132

    Online Guy #127

    But according to Keith Patterson of Newcastle Consortium Supporters Ltd, a prominent Newcastle United supporters club, it was very nearly Tottenham Hotspur who sold to the Saudis back in 2019.

    https://newsfeeds.media/tottenham-allegedly-offered-to-to-sell-the-club-to-saudi-consortium-in-2019-cartilage-free-captain/

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  • barkel

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #133

    Van der Beek? Is that the lad from Dawson’s Creek?

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  • sparky55

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #134

    Coming home@123.

    Lets hope so!

    Knowing Bruce he’ll be on the first available plane to portugal so he can be in the cheeky pub the morra nite!

    I’m gonna be there…I want to thank him for his service.!

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  • Inhale too Rashley

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #135

    We need to find decent answers when people talk about the human rights issues. Nobody seemed to object about Mike Ashley’s sweat shops when saying he was a good owner and why are complaining.

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #136

    Online Guy #127

    Chairman Franny Lee tried to new investors into the club, one of which was Saudi billionaire Prince Walid who was interested in making a £75m investment in 1996, but Lee refused to show Walid the club accounts and Walid cooled his interest.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/saudi-prince-backs-out-of-maine-road-1362716.html

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  • Inhale too Rashley

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #137

    Barkel!
    No, he’s a former CL semi finalist, Eredivisie league winner and Dutch international that for some reason, despite spending £35M on him, OGS prefers Fred. Maybe there’s mote to it but he’s exactly what we need.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #138

    Online Guy.

    Currently the U.K. does £8.5Billion per year in trade with the KSA.

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #139

    Another stupid moniker.

    And comparing Ashley’s sweat shops to the human rights abuses in Saudi? Please, stick to defending Benitez.

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  • coming home

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #140

    Jail

    The human rights brigade should not get any answers from us football fans
    They should find a blog TGAF

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #141

    Online Guy #127

    Al-Yamamah arms deal

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Yamamah_arms_deal

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #142

    Online Guy #127

    Al Yamamah deal involved Margeret Thatcher and her brat son Mark Thatcher. Mark liked his coups.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/jan/13/equatorialguinea.politics

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